Those few who have been reading my postings will remember that I have continually decried the lack of leaders, both in the “Arab Spring” uprisings and in the more recent Occupy Movement. This essay discusses that issue in depth:
Leadership deficit on both sides prolongs the unfinished uprisings
As Arab Spring opposition groups enjoy popular legitimacy but lack power, they can't afford an unintelligent approach.
There is not one leader worth mentioning in the entire world these days. Maybe France’s new president, Hollande, will be another Mitterand but in the present scheme of things unlikely.