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America’s Presidential Dynasties?
  1. The 2016 presidential election is more than a year away, but potential candidates are already stepping forward. Many believe former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wife of former president Bill Clinton, will be the Democratic front-runner. On the Republican side, Jeb Bush (the son and brother of former presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, respectively) and Mitt Romney (who ran in both 2008 and 2012) have expressed interest in running. Why is the store selling “Forever Bumper Stickers” in the cartoon, and what’s ironic about what the cashier says?
  2. How does the customer in the cartoon seem to feel about it?
  3. What point is the cartoonist trying to make? Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  4. What might be some of the pros and cons of former presidents’ relatives and former presidential candidates running for election?
  5. Do you think name recognition plays a role in voters’ decisions? Explain.