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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Who benefited the most from JFK.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

I've had enough of both the Bush and Clinton families in politics. I don't want to see either one as the nominee in the future. We've been down those roads. Time to change course.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

Feel a bit bad for Jeb Bush though – must be galling to watch your older but far less capable brother rise to a level you (like your Dad) are much better suited for.

Especially (apparently) when your own mother agrees…

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Children of politicans becoming politicians is pretty normal. It's the way most families are (kids want to become like their fathers). But spouses taking their turn at their husband's (or their wife's) job... that just seems weird.

I often ask my wife if she wants to go to work for me... but she always says no. I wonder what my boss would say if she said yes.

I've heard a lot of Democrat feminists who have the next 16 years planned out for us with Hillary Clinton for 8 years and Michelle Obama the next 8 years. Wouldn't that be sweet (sarcasm). Kinda makes me throw up a little.

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I don't know if I would call what we have in America "dynasties". It's more a durth of REAL good leaders willing to go into politics (and have their family and their life torn apart by the political partisanship).

When we are always faced with the choice of the lesser of two evils... a known quantity (or family) is better than taking chance on a person you don't really know or trust. It's kinda natural that the familiar one with all the media attention wins.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

And what's with the "Democracy asside" part... are you saying any of these people weren't legally and democratically elected?

I think they were democratically elected. So why the "Democracy asside"?

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I think it's only natural for people to select names and families they know and trust. It's really not a big conspiracy or anything like that.

But that's why I don't like turning the party nomination process into a popularity contest. A contest in which the person with the most name recognition (from themself or a relative) naturally gets more votes from the people who just vote for what they saw on TV. and are afraid of anything new or different. Or really don't even know what the new guy is about (because he couldn't buy enough TV time).

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