SHAFAQNA – There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president.Bush. And Clinton.After months of hints and speculation, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush last week said he’s actively exploring a bid for the Republican nomination. And while Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn’t revealed her intentions, she’s seen as the odds-on favorite for the Democratic nomination.
Why are these two families so dominant in modern politics? It turns out that even though Americans profess to reject dynasties, in politics they’re quite comfortable with familiar names.
And a famous name can bring a candidate instant brand recognition, important fund-raising connections and a ready network of political contacts. It may also suggest competence at a time of dysfunction.
Source : AP.org