It seems to me that most of the Presidential Candidates are still ignorant-- and are too dishonest to admit it. If they can't KNOW everything, couldn't they be honest?
Huckabee wrote on a 1992 questionnaire when he was running for Senate:
If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague. It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers (emphasis added) of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.
John Stuart Mill wrote:
"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to
say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." quoted in "Why We're Liberals"
Remember: CHANGE is constant. Conservatism is at it's core, an attempt to prevent, slow-down or ignore change.
Oh, and if you know a good site or story about a candidate being ethical, helpful, curious, etc., please let me know.