posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 03:28 PM
I wonder the same thing, sometimes. If you look at American history, there are several other father/son presidents and a grandfather/grandson pair,
as well. If the people do a good job, it doesn't bother me at all, but when a total loser gets into office in large part because of his family
influence and wealth, that really bothers me.
It would be very hard to word such a constitutional amendment, by the way. What, exactly, constitutes 'family'? Hillary Clinton is not blood
related to Bill Clinton, for example, yet they are obviously a family. Would that case be included? What about if the Clintons got divorced, could
Hillary run then? What about their kids? What about a family's stepkids, in-laws, third cousins? What about Abraham Lincoln's descendants, should
they be barred because he is their ancestor?
Speaking purely mathematically, the odds of so many related presidents is pretty darned slim, assuming a random person becomes president. There is
nothing inherently wrong with families in politics, it is when those families are doing things that damage the country that it becomes wrong.