years ago, a man's credibility as far as fildelity went a long way. Years ago, people had a saying, if a man cheats on his wife, he would then lie about other things...therefore, during those times, if people knew Kennedy and even before, Lincoln were cheating on their wives, I don't think they would have been as widely popular and perhaps not voted into office?
Today...it's a different world...but, I still hold fast b/c I believe there are men who would not think of cheating on their wives...and to me, it would be nice...to have these men for leaders...but, doesn't say, they'd do as good of a job in their position....just says that if a man/woman is committed to holding close respect for themselves, then, they will respect me, and the people they are working for.
Does character mean something in politics...in my book, yes....but in today's world, it's a different story. Seems as if more people are tolerant of these types of issues and deem the act as acceptable?
Is it write or wrong? I can't say...but will say, that for me...I believe a man who is true to himself, is confident in who he is...which means he will also be true to every other aspect of his life...he probaly realizes the effects his decissions will have on the whole, rather then act selfishly on his own individual self?
Take for instance, Mr. William Jefferson Clinton...I think he did a great job of getting the US out of debt. When he left office, we had a zero debt.
Also, the man was a Rhoades Scholar...which is a very admirable acheivment, not to mention, difficult. He was a genious, a very intellectual man...and yet, did his private life effect his position as President of the US? Whose is to say/or judge? The man definately had his problems...like us all, strong in some areas, weak in others...
Me personally, I would rather not know a person's privet life, as long as he was funtioning well at his position...and his privet life not having an effect on his job...
I don't buy into gossip or like it...
Now if I were going to marry the man, I know I'd feel totally different
Perhaps this is a hypocratical answer, if a man is true to himself, he will be true to me...and maybe more truer to his people, career, etc...which might serve a trickle down effect?
But that is simply my feelings on the subject.