Why anything, Rip?
Anybody why isn't in office can have any great idea that pleases him/her, and that idea is possibly a brilliant one. But, sadly, the moment that 'office' becomes involved, ideas themselves become something very other than ideas: they become merchandise that may or may not be peddled to an electorate also
not widely known for its sagacity. People in office face impossible options: do what the country needs
and you won't get re-elected because it's going to be painful. So with even the best intentions in the world, every man Jack of them, other than the late Margaret Thatcher, chickens out and sells the country down the river. Proving this by being the exception, she was voted into power for three consecutive terms, until failing health and impatient 'colleagues' did their Brutus. And lost power for years.
In Scotland, in a bid to swing the Independence Issue vote towards getting out of the United Kingdom, they have (or are at least trying) to lower the voting age for this most important election to have faced Scotland in a few hundred years, to sixteen!
Tell me that isn't both irresponsble and a disgusting exploitation of youthful ignorance. So, pity your politicos for the impossibility of their calling, but watch the purse strings too.