Today CNN ran a poll asking: Should Adultery in a candidate’s past matter to voters?
When I voted no the results where Yes 70% and No 30% by some dramatic amount of voters.
In voting no to me I could care less what someone’s sexual habits are let alone their sexual orientation. Will his make for better decisions when in office no. Does it lend to character not really. All it really tells you is that they are human and have human issues that they deal with. The average marriage last just 11 years as of 2005 numbers those numbers get even smaller the younger you go. Wikipedia gives a 20% chance of divorce in the first 5 years these numbers are again from 2005. As the years click by those numbers are only getting larger and closer together. We in the US look at divorce as really no big deal especially with the advent of the no fault divorce taking effect in 1969 in California and thus spreading nation wide. How many of those divorces where from cheating or cheating taken place but was never divulged are probably astronomical.
I guess to some people if you cheat you’re of a weak mind or the church looks at you, as you’re a sinner. Well being non religious I could care less a piece of ass is a piece of ass. Not like marriage is not the ultimate way of paying for some ass.
To me looking at who is running for office is a much more in depth process then if some one has cheated. As my list of concerns for a candidate goes cheating is probably close to the bottom. One of my top concerns is first amendment issue, the right to bear arms, abortion and many other ideals we as Americans enjoy. The ever shrinking privacy issues is going to becoming even more of a hot button issue.
I would like to hear a candidate’s actual road map for fixing issues and how they plan to go about it. We all know elected officals really have little power as a single entity. But as groups they do have power groups can be as small as 4-10 elected officials. Candidate’s plans for how to work with the other side of aisle is very important to me fighting is getting no one anywhere. Being negative is about as dumb as the candidate can get. Slamming the opposition is really just showing the candidate is not bright so they have little to offer. If the candidate actually told us what they stood for plus how they intended to fix issues we as the general public would probably become much more into the election process. Sadly in America we have let the election process become more of a circus then anything else.
In the last year since Republicans have taken control of the House and the Senate we have seen a complete lack of respect for anyone. We have individuals such as Mitch McConnell that really are a bigger obstacle then they are anything else. We have the John McCain’s of the world that seem to not know what they stand for any more have sold out their entire legacy and ideals for something, even though I am not sure what. Take fact finding mission on subjects that have been beaten to death using tax payers money.
As you look over what we past and current candidates did Bill Clinton getting a BJ from Monica Lewinsky really make a difference? No of course not he is still considered one of our best Presidents of the last 100 years. We the voting public really don’t know anything I would bet that if you asked most x presidents if they had cheated a good deal would tell stories of getting some in the Oval Office. Sadly the people in the office would rather make a big deal of Clinton when he got his BJ then an actual agenda that mattered. Newt Gingrich will never reach the Oval Office due to be a ringleader in this matter. Indiscretions happen so what as long as it is not illegal who cares. If some one comes out as gay who cares sees a hooker because his wife is not there or whatever the reason is. We in America are more into tearing some one apart then anything else. It is that candidates personal business to be handled behind close doors with their significant other.
What gets me the most of all this is candidates any more will not stand up for their true believes and stick to them no matter what. Once elected officials are too worried about reelection to stand firm on the issues that really matter to this country. America are the position today because Elected Officials are too worried what others will think, worried about crossing to the other side or in most cases losing the power and the office. Truly a sad statement that has nothing to do with if candidates or elected officials can keep it in their pants.