We don’t need another dynasty

By Tom Quiner


I like Jeb Bush and I don’t like Hillary Clinton.

In the case of Mr. Bush, he seems like a man of integrity. I agree with him on most key political issues, but the ones on which I don’t agree concern me.

In the case of Ms. Clinton, she has not presented herself as a woman of integrity. I disagree with her on almost every single political issue of note.

In new polling, Mr. Bush as emerged as the frontrunner among Republican voters with 23% preferring him over Christ Christie (13%) and Dr. Ben Carson (7%).

As for Ms. Clinton, the latest polling shows that 82% of Democrats could see themselves voting for her. However, her negatives are high. Some 48% of all voters said they can’t see themselves voting for her.

Things can change. We have a long ways to go. But Ms. Clinton has a real problem because voters DO know her. She’s in her third decade of being in the national spotlight. A lot of people have made up their minds about her, and much of it is negative.

The Bush dynasty has been in the public eye even longer. Voters don’t know Jeb Bush as well as the rest of his family. Nonetheless, he carries the “Bush Brand” and all the associated good will and baggage that accompanies it.

Right now, polling suggests another Clinton/Bush electoral duel. Do we really want that? I know America has had some political dynasties, such as the Roosevelts and the Kennedys.

I am going to speak for myself, and this is based somewhat on emotion: I’m ready for new blood. I’m tired of dynasties.

I can’t think of any newer blood than Dr. Ben Carson.



  1. lburleso on December 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    BEN! BEN! BEN!

    Too bad a run at the presidency requires a fortune. Not a small fortune, but a full-on fortune. If Dr. Carson can draw that in, he would likely carry the ticket. He seems to be a genuinely good guy that the sane folks of America would embrace.

    • quinersdiner on December 29, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      I agree. And you’re right about the fund raising. A Bush candidacy will draw the big money.

  2. 49erDweet on December 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I don’t want Jeb or Christie and am sanguine about Carson, though I at least trust and admire him. I want an honest candidate with successful experience getting things done in a governmental environment.

    • quinersdiner on December 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Can’t argue with that.

  3. A. L. Luttrell on December 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Reblogged this on Arlin Report and commented:
    I agree we don’t need another dynasty, Bush or Clinton; but what we want isn’t always what we get. The blog mentions we had dynasties with the Roosevelts and the Kennedys. I don’t know that much about the Roosevelt dynasty, other than they had their historically unfavorable events as did the Kennedys. The Kennedys didn’t really impress all that much except JFK was popular. Time has proven his character wasn’t that favorable in what we want in a President. He certainly had his failures. Teddy…..will it was Teddy, name, family fame and money got him a life of politics. We know his history! The point is enough is enough. Hillary has no achievements in politics, just ask her, she’ll answer “will I have a lot of miles”. Hillary couldn’t write her own resume. You want to mention Benghazi? WILL I DO, SHE HAS BLOOD ON HER HANDS, WITH BUDDY OBAMA. We don’t need further Clinton fiasco events in the White House again! Why would we want to subject ourselves to more world wide embarrassment.

  4. agent provocateur on December 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

  5. Paul H. Lemmen on December 30, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

  6. Shawn Pavlik on December 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Can we actually get a conservative? The last time we ran a conservative, he won 49 states.