I was curious where Conservative members of Active Rain stand on this issue. I have read and heard Conservatives railing against the immorality of Bill Clinton at every turn. He is universally reviled by members of the right due to his cheating on his Wife while in office. The main Conservative to lead the charge and demand President Clintons impeachment was Newt Gingrich. He spoke time and agin about how dirty Bill Clinton was and the sanctity of marriage etc. Now we know Newt was doing exactly what Bill Clinton was doing at the same time. Even worse, Newts Wife was stricken with cancer and close to death.
Now Newts ex-wife has been very vocal about what a scumbag he is and how little marriage really means to him. Whether you believe her story entirely or not, the hypocrisy is breath taking. In my mind, Newt is even morally more bankrupt than Bill Clinton.
Herein lies the crux of the matter. Newt is by far the best chance Republicans have of reclaiming the White House. Mitt Romney is a Morman and that makes him very unelectable to the general populace who think Mormons are a little crazy. Santorum comes across as a super rich egalitarian with no grasp on the problems of common people. Newt is by the far the most intelligent and experienced candidate left with a chance of winning. Do you give him a pass on being an immoral man? If he gets a pass, do you then have to give Bill Clinton a pass?