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Letter: Voters should demand new faces, fresh ideas

Voters should demand new faces, fresh ideas

Hillary Clinton is a first: the first woman running twice for the highest office in the United States. She joins Adlai Stevenson, Richard Nixon, Ross Perot and Ralph Nader, who ran three times. Only Nixon prevailed on his second attempt.

What does this say about her declaration to seek the presidency a second time? The odds of success have not been high over the last 60 years. Is she harming the Democratic Party with a vanity run for the presidency?

The Republican Party did well to not encourage a second run by Mitt Romney. Hopefully Jeb Bush will realize that a third Bush candidacy would prove a polarizing choice for the country.

Why are we even considering the same old family names for the next election? Don’t we want to look forward in this new century to fresh ideas and new faces?

Janet Pope Schumer

Hamburg