I am not saying any party is better than or gets away with more but am curious why some can continue their career in office after indescretions while others can't.
Why was Ted Kennedy able to stay in office after his scandal and re-elected numerous times? Why is Clinton still so popular after his drama?
Why is Edwards a disgusting pig for cheating on his wife who had cancer but Newt can run for president on a family values platform?
Why are some who are caught in immoral sexual situations run out of office asap and others forgiven or at least allowed to keep office or in Newt's case run for president?
Is the passage of time a factor? Personal charisma? Positive political record or actions?
I don't understand and have re-posted to filter the bias. I am sincerely curious what y'all think makes or breaks one in these situations.Answer Question
Answer by Rosehawk at 6:23 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by skittles1108 at 6:26 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
I honestly don't know why. I would say what Rosehawk said but Clinton lied in a deposition about his affair and lied to the American people when asked. John Edwards was likeable so I am not sure why he was demonized when Kennedy was given a free pass after killing someone. Clearly what Kennedy did was worse. Might depend on what the morality trend of the time was.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by foreverb3 at 6:35 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 6:42 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 6:43 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 6:44 PM on Mar. 8, 2011