"Angie has admitted she's getting bored with Hollywood. She said she's now got her sights set on Washington," a friend of Jolie was quoting in the report in Daily Express.
The report which went on to say that the actress wants to be the'world"s most powerful person' as opposed to a 'powerful celebrity', stated that it was not an unrealistic ambition. The 'actor factor' which worked for Ronald Reagan may as well work for Jolie.
Apart from this she is the UN goodwill ambassador who can 'talk the political talk'.
While there are various theories as to how she could increase the chances in winning an election, the real mystery of why she made this decision remains.