Politicians as children
Up there on their peaks of power, politicians are the epitome of adulthood. Powerful, decisive, important. We want to turn back time and present them as children, freshly hatched.
Why are we doing this? No matter how fun a politician is (Boris Johnson) or how intimidating (Vladimir Putin), these people have climbed the invisible ladder. Trodden on hands and heads and necks without looking back. Now in the driving seat, or better, on the mast, navigating and regulating. Capable of making heads and all things fall.
Diverse in their ideas, ideals, ideology, they do have one thing in common; once, they were all babies, then children, then adolescents. Only later did they become politicians.