A natural-born leader would have been down there, mingling with the refugees, just as soon as it was safe to fly.
Sooner or later every dynasty throws up a man unsuited to the job.
George III was a successful farmer and Louis XVI had a talent for watchmaking and George Bush- if left to his own devices- would have cut the mustard (just)in the lower levels of middle management.
Did they tip the tea into Boston harbour for this? I think not.