Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Divorce Less Likely to Have Impact on Presidential Candidate Than 40 Years Ago

With the 2008 Presidential election heating up, it is just a matter of time before each candidates' marital status is brought into question. Whether it is Hilary Clinton's tolerance for President Clinton's extramarital activities or Rudy Guiliani's divorce, I'm sure that all of the candidates who have had news worthy marital issues will face scrutiny from the media and American public. Some argue that this scrutiny is a result of the more widely accepted divorce standard and that candidates even forty years ago had extramarital activities that their wives and the news media turned a blind eye to. Today, the media is giving the American public what they want to hear and that's dirt on the most public of figures. Whether or not this is due to the fact that divorce is more accepted today than in previous generations is still up for debate. However, in my opinion, I'm not sure those who are good in marriage, necesseraily correlate to being good as President, so a person's marital issues should not have any bearing on whether or not you should vote for them.

If you would like to read an article concerning divorce, adultery, Presidential elections and hte media, see the following site: www.capitolhillblue.com/cont/node/2599

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