I sorta like your idea, but honestly the only way I think America can get back on track is if we have another civil war. Then again, if that happened another country would certainly take advantage of it.
People seem to forget the role of a president now a days. They aren't supposed to do it all (like most seem to believe). I would say the dumbed down
version would be to say the presidents policies live through who he appoints.
e.g. Barack Obama does not know his way around the political arena. He'd be less likely to choose the right guys IMHO as compared to John McCain who
knows more or less who is crooked.
Im sure im making no sense atm so im off to bed.
[edit on 10/24/2008 by AndrewTB]