What exactly do we require out of a president/PM?
If your hypothetical average guy doesn’t have the leadership and people skills to become a leader at their average company, why do they think they can run the country?
You’ve gotta have something on the ball before you could be elected president. And we go back to Bill Clinton. Here’s a kid who’s mother and stepfather are average joes. Except young Billy is charismatic and smart as hell, he excells in school, he’s a student leader. He decides on a political career early, gets admission to a top university, gets a job working for a Senator, gets a Rhodes Scholarship, off to Yale law school, marries a well-connected woman from a political family, all the while making friends and influencing people and accumulating clients (in the old Roman sense) runs for Attorney General of his home state, runs for Governor of his home state, wins, loses, wins, runs as a dark horse candidate for president and wins after most of the big names in his party duck out because they thought Bush the First was invincible.
Thing is, if you’re gonna be elected president you’ve gotta have a lot on the ball. Sure, some duds slip in now and then, these are the guys the party leadership picks out, like our current president. Then there are the guys who elbow their way into the presidency, like Clinton. But Clinton isn’t exactly an “average guy”.
Seriously, you look around at the “average guys” around you at work, and you probably wouldn’t trust most of them to run a McDonalds, much less anything important. If that average guy had what it took to be president he wouldn’t be an average guy before he became president…he’d be doing something worthwhile with his talents. If he’s not doing something worthwhile with his talents, or doesn’t have those talents in the first place, why would he make a good president?