Let me let you in on a little secret. Almost none of those who are known as "political leaders" in this country today are truly leaders. They are completely in thrall to what their donors think, or what their fundraisers think, or what their hired political guns think, or what the media thinks, or what some pollster has convinced them the public thinks.
True leaders consistently stand up and tell you the truth, with little or no regard for what anyone else might think. Find those few leaders and back them to the hilt.