Royalty and democracy don’t mix well. Between the Bushes, the Kennedys, the Clintons, and the hundreds of lesser-known families with prominent positions in state and local politics, nepotism is clearly endemic to American politics. Family history can give you a leg up in almost any business. It provides the next generation with a wealth of connections, family lore, and experienced counselors. The business is talked about around the dinner table, and even children can’t help but learn a lot from early on. But politics — especially in a democracy — should be different.
Scot Lehigh has it right. While an upstanding citizen and promising leader she may be, Caroline Kennedy lacks the qualifications and experience to take on the role of US Senator from the Empire State, filling the hole created by Hillary Clinton.