Re "A third President Bush? No, thanks" (Editorial Notebook, Nov. 24): I am not a supporter of a so-called "political dynasty," as described by Bee editorial writer Foon Rhee. I admit to a groan at the idea of another President Bush. That's more to do with still trying to shake the recent election haze.
But saying that Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton shouldn't run for president would be like telling a descendant of John Adams or John Quincy Adams that they cannot run for office.
Let's instead focus not on their name but their platforms, if they do decide to run for office. Let them stand alone as individuals and see where they stand. Let the issues be the testament to who they are and not who their father, brother, or even spouse is.
We need someone passionate who wants to do some good. It's the issues at hand that need to matter now who they share a surname with.
-- Catherine Dwyer, West Sacramento
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