Well, that would have excluded Reagan. But I understand where you are coming from.
Personally, I think we should have strict term limits, and that every candidate for political office should be required to sit in a room and be given a grand total of five hours to write an essay about what they believe and what they will do if they are elected. This should be monitored more strictly than the SAT (or any other standardized test) such that there is no chance for them to get outside assistance.
The essay of each candidate should then be posted publicly, and be available online, and the essays should be used as a basis to ask questions of the candidates in public forums. If elected, any candidate whose policy pursuits stray from what they wrote should automatically come up for a recall vote.
I am amazed at the FReepers who think Ronald Reagan is running for office again.
Ronald Reagan had nothing in common with the Hollywierd of today.