In the tension between ideology and pragmatism, that delicate balance, lives the genius of leadership. Ideologues are often associated with narrow-mindedness and a small view of the world. People who hold strong views related to their faith are often portrayed as ideologues. Likewise, an elected official welded to issues important to him is classified an ideologue. Webster’s suggests that an ideologue is an impractical idealist, or a theorist. That not being enough it continues, such people “are often blindly partisan advocates or adherents of a particular ideology.”