In the 90s, Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was a big deal but was more acceptable within our society. We could forgive him.
However, our society has been steering towards a more vigilant nation that stands behind women and against sexual abuse and assault of women. A good example is Bill Cosby. Had his scandals came out in the 80s, I doubt they’d have received the same amount of attention and vitriol. However, they came out last year, and many have turned their backs to Cosby for acts that happened in the 80s. Sexual assaults are unacceptable now and unacceptable in the past.
So yes, both the Clinton’s face difficulty in that area. Hillary is the hero of most feminists understandably. However, her husband cheated on her, and she’s still with carrying his name. That’s not a judgment on my part. I’m not here to judge. Anyone who thought those scandals during his presidency wouldn’t come to the attention of her running mates would be naive.
However, Bernie Sanders, her direct competition, has commented on the recent attention paid to the Clinton family history. Sander’s responded to a question from an audience member regarding the drama:
Look, Hillary Clinton is not Bill Clinton. What Bill Clinton did, I think we can all acknowledge, was totally, totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable.
… What I am doing is contrasting my record with Hillary Clinton’s record, and they are very very different records. But I am not gonna (sic) get into the personal stuff. You’re looking at somebody who in a long political career – and you call up your friends in Vermont to verify this – I’ve never run a negative TV ad in my life.”
And yes, he had a political ad that criticized Clinton taken down. Why? It fell into “a gray area” of negativity.
Good guy Bernie doing his good guy thing. No one can say he’s an honorable man considering how campaigns are run nowadays.