First, the Republican royal family, the Bushes: Jenna Bush joins "Today"
I just wonder about those who will never get a chance to move ahead because their fathers were not president.
Some are ready to give in and face the music: It's time to embrace American royalty
We're obviously hungry to live with royal and aristocratic families so we should really just go ahead and formally declare it.Then, we have the Democratic royal family, the Kennedys, who after their funeral fit for a king, a debating who among the royal family will inherit the Senate seat.
Boston Herald: Will Vicki Kennedy fill Ted Kennedy’s shoes?
Boston Globe: Senate field hinges on Kennedy decision
Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy who won America’s hearts over the course of her public mourning, is being urged by family and friends to consider her late husband’s Senate seat, even as a field of contenders waits for the right moment to launch their own campaigns.
A Democratic operative with Kennedy contacts told the Herald yesterday Vicki Kennedy is “very much interested” in occupying the seat to see his life’s work completed. A family friend said nephew Joseph P. Kennedy II also is being urged by friends and family to run.
All eyes now are on Joseph P. Kennedy II, the former US representative, with family members and political allies expecting him to make a decision very shortly on whether to enter the Democratic primary.
No other Kennedy of his generation with the political stature to step into the role has signaled interest in it, according to Democratic insiders and people close to the family.
Ugh. We have really got to take our country back.
I wonder if people's attitudes have shifted, or it is just our media? Like ravens attracted to shiny objects, our media certainly seems attracted to power. And what is more gilded than a powerful family?
There was more competition for seats in Parliament from rotten boroughs in England than we have for Senate races.
Our nation moves further away from its egalitarian roots, and embraces the values and attitudes our forefathers scorned.