An All-American Independence Day Primary

These two families really hate to miss a party. Photo credits: WhoWhatWhy. Hillary Clinton: U.S. Department of State / Flickr, Jeb Bush face: The World Affairs Council / Flickr, Jeb and Hillary background: Ann Larie Valentine / Flickr
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With 19 candidates and counting as of July 4th weekend, the 2016 presidential race is turning into quite the all-American party.

And by “all-American” we mean filled with white people and hosted by the Clintons and Bushes for 20 of the last 27 years (or 24 of 27 if you count a stint as Secretary of State.)

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Bernie Sanders is still surprised that anyone knows who he is. Or likes him. Or invited him to a party. Photo credits: WhoWhatWhy. Bernie Sanders / U.S. Senate / Simon Lyall / Wikimedia / ResoluteSupportMedia / Flickr / LBJ Foundation / Flickr / Michael Vadon / Flickr / Jim Swinson / Flickr

Bernie Sanders is still surprised that anyone knows who he is. Or likes him. Or invited him to a party. Photo credits: WhoWhatWhy. Bernie Sanders / U.S. Senate / Simon Lyall / Wikimedia / ResoluteSupportMedia / Flickr / LBJ Foundation / Flickr / Michael Vadon / Flickr / Jim Swinson / Flickr

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You know it’s going to be a killer party when the Republicans bring protection. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Charles Nadeau / Flickr / BigBattles / Wikimedia

You know it’s going to be a killer party when the Republicans bring protection. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Charles Nadeau / Flickr / BigBattles / Wikimedia

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Chris Christie surprisingly keeps his promise to bring a potluck dish, but unsurprisingly forgets to share. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Nacho / Flickr

Chris Christie surprisingly keeps his promise to bring a potluck dish, but unsurprisingly forgets to share. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Nacho / Flickr

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In an effort to entice young voters, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker and Dr. Ben Carson launch a Christian rap quartet. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr / Michael Righi / Flickr / Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Flickr / Michael Vadon / Flickr

In an effort to entice young voters, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker and Dr. Ben Carson launch a Christian rap quartet. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Quinn Dombrowski / Flickr / Michael Righi / Flickr / Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Flickr / Michael Vadon / Flickr

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Rand Paul refuses to eat free food; calls it a “government handout”; plays dodgeball instead. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Staff Sgt. Yvonne Najera / Wikimedia / Joanne Munro / Flickr

Rand Paul refuses to eat free food; calls it a “government handout”; plays dodgeball instead. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Gage Skidmore / Flickr / Staff Sgt. Yvonne Najera / Wikimedia / Joanne Munro / Flickr

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Dodgeball game never finishes because Marco Rubio requires constant water breaks. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. US Navy / Wikimedia / Michael Vadon / Flickr / Joanne Munro / Flickr

Dodgeball game never finishes because Marco Rubio requires constant water breaks. Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. US Navy / Wikimedia / Michael Vadon / Flickr / Joanne Munro / Flickr

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Who the hell invited these people? Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Maryland GovPics / Flickr / SAVE THE BAY / Flickr / Michael Vadon / Flickr

Who the hell invited these people? Photo credit: WhoWhatWhy. Maryland GovPics / Flickr / SAVE THE BAY / Flickr / Michael Vadon / Flickr

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