Seems Douglas Adams knew it was a dumb idea long before Donald Trump thought it was a good idea.
This is one of the most impressive quotes from a book my generation grew up on:
“It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
That’s all that needs to be said.