It’s mind-boggling to realize that 2012 was the first presidential campaign since 1984, when Ronald Reagan won re-election over Walter Mondale, in which neither a Bush nor a Clinton was running.

Let that sink in for a minute. An entire generation of voters knew nothing other than being able to support either a Bush or a Clinton for president.

However qualified Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are, there’s no reason to start a new streak in 2016. Nostalgia is all well and good, but the Oval Office is the last place we should want nepotism.

Candidates for the highest office in the land ought to be judged on their own merits and accomplishments. It would be much better for us to find our leaders from well beyond the list of usual suspects.