Should the Presidential candidates be given an essay quiz?

Out on the stump or in debate, the Presidential candidates do and say whatever is self serving. Why not require them to silmultaneously take an essay quiz, together in a room, with no one but a proctor present? Kind of like college essay exams. Quiz areas could include subjects such as the war, the economy,... show more Out on the stump or in debate, the Presidential candidates do and say whatever is self serving. Why not require them to silmultaneously take an essay quiz, together in a room, with no one but a proctor present? Kind of like college essay exams. Quiz areas could include subjects such as the war, the economy, welfare, taxes, abortin, etc. Essay questions would be asked in each subject area. The questions would be secret until the exam. The exam would be run by the League of Women Voters. The same league would compose the essay questions. The questions and answers would be made public immediately after the exam but would not be "officially" graded.
Wouldn't this give us a better idea of what each candidate really stands for without being assisted by his or her "handlers"?
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