Do you remember all the flap over Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky? Seems like the Republicans wanted to our President Clinton over the affair. Since Clinton was unable to keep his story straight, the House of Representatives impeached him on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Despite the fact that the Senate acquitted Clinton, House Republicans made their point that politicians must maintain the higher moral ground.
Here we are 12 years later and we have Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich. Both of which have had affairs. It is amazing that Mr. Cain is still in the race. And now, Mr. Gingrich is topping the polls. Have the Republicans already forgotten that they stand for the moral center of the country? More importantly – how would either man govern our country? From Mr. Cain’s persistent denial of the various harassment and affair claims, I would expect that a Cain presidency would be plagued with concerns of a cover up. Furthermore, could you imagine a President Cain press conference? The press would never get a straight answer, and when they did get an answer, it would be subject to retraction at a moment’s notice.
The way in which the candidates handle their various vices and concerns that arise is a clear indication of how they will handle crises and issues as president. What do we have then? How do they measure up? Evading, flip-flopping, oopsing, and just plain cluelessness seems to be the norm amongst most of the Republican president candidates. Entertaining, yes. Confidence building, no.