"I cheated. It happened . Let's move on"--John McCain
What does Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy all have in common?? You guessed it, they are all cheating politicians. The list is huge and goes on and on. I am sure there are a lot more that we don't know about.
Why do we hate cheating politicians? Is it because we expect them to live up to some sort of moral standard? Do we feel like we have been betrayed? Did the politician betray us? My question to you is, Does it matter to you if a politician has cheated on their spouse??
A recent poll conducted says that 61% do care if a political candidate cheats and 39% can shrug it off. I usually will not get into any political debates what-so-ever because I believe I have no business doing so because I don't know enough about it. But when it comes to belittling a politician or political candidate for cheating I think I can say a few words on it.
I guess I will be a black sheep and say I am part of the 39%. I do realize that political candidates or a person in office is supposed to be a great example and blah blah blah...Well the truth is, any politician is full of crap! and they cheat us in one way or another so why should it matter if it's committing adultery, Lieing, embezzling money, tax evasion or just not fulfilling the campaign promises? I really think the reason we like to hang our candidates or the person in office out to dry when it comes to adultery is for the simple reason everyone hates a cheating man. We can not call out all the men in the world or women who do this act but we can someone who is trying to make something of him/herself. (Are there any women cheating politicians or candidates??) Boy does the media attack and keep going. One of the biggest reasons I have heard is "If they cant stay true to their marriage vows how can they stay true to their oaths of office." Marriage vows and their oaths are two different and umcomparable items. I don't think that your campaign promises could give you problems in the bedroom. I also doubt that promising to lower taxes is comparable to your wife nagging non stop at you.
Politician's deserve their privacy just as well as the rest of us and I myself really don't care about their problems or non problems in the bedroom!!! If President Clinton wanted to get a little action in the oval office, then what business is it of ours?? How about digging up some dirt on those women who participated? Yeah that is because people don't care about them. It all makes no sense to me on why it is such a big deal. You know, in fact if they are being satisfied by some other woman other than their nagging or crazy or non putting out wife, then so be it! They may run our country better if they are getting some!
Even the movies have it right--"Listen, I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. But it also means I keep my options open. " From--The Hunt for Red October