My book, How to Select an American President (c) 2106 by James A. George and James A. Rodger, All Rights Reserved addresses how to improve the process. It begins by suggesting standards for preparing and evaluating presidential candidate resumes.
Upstream from that, is considering the role of political parties in recruiting and nurturing candidates.
For prospective candidates, beginning around the 10th grade in school, one might think about the life plan before them.
Check out one scenario consideration that is Presiden Barack Obama. His is a "Fast-Track Lawyer Life Cycle" that we think was premature.
At what point did the candidate lead a very large enterprise, private sector or government? In what instance did the candidate produce extraordinary achievements as evidence of ability? in the absence of evidence, there is significant risk about prospective performance.
The following Table is (c) by James A. George, All Rights Reserved.