Medved: Democratic Field: No Youth, No Diversity

The most recent GOP debate, highlighted freshness and variety of the Republican candidates compared with the monochromatic field for the Democrats. The leading Democrats are all white Anglos, 68 years or older, and they’ve all worked as professional politicians since their 20s. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden have each been part of the Washington establishment for more than 20 years.

The GOP, by contrast, features three front runners—Trump, Carson and Fiorina—who have never held public office; Ben Carson and Rand Paul are both accomplished physicians who refocused their careers to heal our ailing system.

There’s also ethnic and age diversity totally missing among Democrats: Carson is black; Cruz and Rubio are Latino; Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Rand Paul are all under 55. If the public wants youth, diversity and reform, they should compare the Republican candidates to the tired D.C. insiders the Democrats have put forward.

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