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Mark Begich

Elections too long, costly

I have heard from a number of my friends that if the 2016 presidential ticket pit a Clinton against a Bush, then they plan to sit this one out. I don't blame them. I think many of us are suffering from Clinton-Bush fatigue. Do we really want another four or eight years of Clinton intrigue, questionable ethics and corporatist ties to Wall Street, with Bill in the role of first husband? Do we need a third Bush in the White House in a 30-year period? In a country of 320 million, are these the only candidates we can muster? I am especially disappointed in the Democrats, who appear to have the weakest bench in memory. Who wishes to tilt against Hillary? Former Rhode Island Senator and...

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