July 23rd, 2007
08:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Question #1276: If Sen. Clinton is elected president, does anyone have a problem with the same two families being in charge of the government for 28 consecutive years?

Cris Nolan from Mundelein, IL

(CNN) - Cris Nolan from Mundelein, IL asks: "Hi, my name's Chris Nolan and I'm a democratic precinct committeeman from Mundelein, Illinois and my question is for Hillary Clinton. With Bush, Clinton and Bush again serving as the last three presidents, how would electing you, a Clinton, constitute the type of change in Washington so many people in the heartland are yearning for and what your campaign has been talking about. I was also wondering if any of the other candidates had a problem with the same two families being in charge of the executive branch of government for 28 consecutive years if Hillary Clinton were to be potentially elected and then re-elected. Good luck and whoever becomes the nominee, I'll be pulling for you. Go Democrats!"

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  1. Brie, Somerville, MA

    I completely have a problem with this! We live in a democracy, and yet for my entire life (I'm 26 years old), my country has been ruled by the same two families.

    July 23, 2007 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  2. Madalena, Ghent, Belgium

    I too would have a problem with it, we have great candidates this year that have absolutely nothing to do with them: Kucinich, Obama and Ron Paul. She said during the debate: when I'll be inaugurated...HELLO!!

    July 23, 2007 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  3. providence, RI

    Hillary is running on her own credentials. She is neither Bill nor Bush. American voters will judge her as an individual; she Hillary Rodham, not Hillary Clinton. Clinton is her surname.

    July 23, 2007 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  4. Coy, Ada OK

    Hillary's response was a joke. This country must be led by a presedent that represents the people. Two families should not go back and forth in leading a country. America needs new blood, so to speak, in the whitehouse. What is Hillary's problem with actually answering a question the way it is asked?

    July 23, 2007 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. Doug, Washington

    Vote Jeb Bush in 2016!

    July 23, 2007 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  6. Brian, Baltimore, MD

    To the person who said judge her as an individual, "Hillary Rodham, not Hillary Clinton." She's running as Hillary Clinton so why should we judge her as anyone different. Here is a woman who was practically forced to use the name Clinton as First Lady of Arkansas...

    July 23, 2007 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  7. VA

    I would be grateful to get Bill back in the White House in any capacity (regardless of surnames). The Bill/Hillary combo is powerful. Two for the price of one...it's a bargain!

    July 24, 2007 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  8. Gary, Boston MA

    Evidence right in our faces proving that we don't have a Democracy. We live in an inherited system... or as I call it.. a Demopublican Plutocratic Kleptocracy. Welcome to waking up and realizing that this we don't live in a Democracy.

    July 24, 2007 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  9. Josh

    Monarchy. All hail the royal bloodline.

    July 24, 2007 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
  10. tim, washington dc

    this is the lamest line. It is being used by a media that said not a wod about this when the son of a pesident ran in 2000. What a joke!

    July 24, 2007 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  11. Jack, Durham, NC

    Evidence right in our faces proving that we don’t have a Democracy. We live in an inherited system… or as I call it.. a Demopublican Plutocratic Kleptocracy. Welcome to waking up and realizing that this we don’t live in a Democracy.

    You shouldn't have gotten out of 5th grade without knowing that America is a republic, not a democracy.

    Your teacher's union at work right here.

    July 25, 2007 08:50 am at 8:50 am |