Let’s not kid ourselves. There is also a republican aristocracy. We are only allowed to vote for who they choose for us. All others will be marginalized or destroyed. Hence, Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney and nominees yet to come.
The aristocracy has been somewhat thwarted on the state level with the victories of DeMint, Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Lee, Fischer. But some some who have gotten through their gauntlet have been stopped: O’Donnell, Buck, Miller, Akin, Mourdock, Angle.
The battle between the aristocracy and the democracy goes on.
Edited for accuracy