It should be no surprise that narcissistic sociopaths are attracted to the great power that political office holders possess in the modern super-state. In fact, it is the sociopath that is most able to create the perception of being god-like. No lie is too big and no Machiavellian deception is too unscrupulous for the professional politician.
The concept of citizen legislators in America is long forgotten and the modern voter shows little of the skepticism that past generations had when confronted by silver-tongued snake oil salesmen. Today, voters not only accept without skepticism professional politicians that appear to be perfect, they insist on voting for these professional politicians.