Why Jeb Bush should run for president

With the exception of Scalia, a Republican replacement of any of them would likely tip the balance of the court firmly into the hands of its conservative justices, to the peril of the court and the country. The impact would be felt when George P. Bush — or Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky — is running for president.

The Bush-specific objection is obvious from the previous sentence, and stated best by the prospective candidate’s own mother: America is not, or should not be, a dynastic nation.

“If we can’t find more than two or three families to run for high office, that’s silly,” Barbara Bush told C-SPAN this year. “I refuse to accept that this great country isn’t raising other wonderful people.”