We put faith in our leaders, sometimes without looking at them too closely.
You would think we would learn, wouldn't you?
Charm goes a long way towards hiding the devil. Be careful with your loyalty. Too often we support the candidate we consider "cool" over the candidate who is actually qualified. It's easy to understand. We have busy lives.
Look beneath the surface. Do ten minutes of homework. It's amazing what a simple google search can turn up.