One of my friends made an interesting observation the other night.  If Hilary Clinton is elected president, the highest office in the United States will have been occupied by one of two families from 1989 till 2013 or 2017 depending on how long she is president.  The vast amount of money needed to mount a legitimate presidential campain means that only the top ten percent of society (maybe even less) can attempt such a venture in the first place.  It also seems like politics is becoming a "family business" more and more.  Hence my question, is America an aristocracy?