Letters: Feb. 21, 2000


All four of the leading presidential candidates are men of privilege who were educated at highly selective Eastern colleges [CAMPAIGN 2000, Jan. 31]. Governor George W. Bush, son of a President, grandson of a U.S. Senator, was educated at Yale. Ex-Senator Bill Bradley, son of a banker, went to Princeton. Vice President Al Gore, son of a U.S. Senator, attended Harvard. Senator John McCain, son and grandson of admirals, was educated at the U.S. Naval Academy. Let us rush to fix a system that, on its face, would winnow out the likes of Abe Lincoln and...

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