Are Americans Addicted to Political Dynasties? Jeb Bush for President Boosters Hope So
Name recognition and family connections seems to go along in politics. Salon's Steve Kornacki points out that "there have been 15 presidential elections since 1952, and in all but two -- 1964 and 2008 -- the Republican ticket has included someone named 'Nixon,' 'Dole,' or 'Bush,'" and wonders if we're headed to a Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton showdown in 2016.
Though, he's got the name recognition and even if he shares it with his shamed ex-Prez brother, it doesn't seem to work against him.
- Frank Carollo and Francis Suarez, the brother and son of two former city Mayors -- two mayors, by the way, who are widely considered to have been embarrassments -- were easily elected to the City Council this past year.
- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart easily carpet bagged his way into another district to replace his brother Lincoln Diaz-Balart this past election with no one blinking an eye.
- With virtually no experience Raquel Regalado, the daughter or current Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, easily nagged herself a spot on the school board.
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