We're a Country That's Not Fond of Dynasties

It's surprising that with all the media commentary of why Hillary Clinton lost the election for president, I never hear the fact that most Americans pretty much don't like Argentine-style arrangements that transfer power from family member to family member for the highest political office, even indirect transfers over a number of years, particularly between spouses.  I think this fact was an underestimated corollary about the 2016 election and Donald Trump's election victory.  I think a number of other female politicians, such as Minnesota's Amy Klobuchar, could have won this election had they been nominated by the Democrats instead of them trying to stitch together a Clinton Dynasty.  Despite our history of the Adams, Harrisons and Bushes, Americans, with our anti-royalist heritage, generally don't like dynasties.

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