Yes, I believe we are in general agreement.
You make a good point as well, although one wonders why?
Perhaps these were some of the men of talent but not of greatness who struck out when called upon?
Jacques Necker (1732-1804)
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Honoré Gabriel Riquetti, comte de Mirabeau (1749–91)
Still in all, an interesting thread.