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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Should a candidates sexual activities and/or indiscretions be discussed in the media?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No, is not our business to know if somebody running for Congress has had too many sexual partners or cheated on their spouse. That is a private matter and I think is a low blow to divulge any information regarding a candidate's sex life in elections.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is mostly, but not exclusively, an American phenomenom. Many other countries in the world do not see a corresponding link between one's sex life and political ambitions. Many of the original settlers of the United States were were strict protestants, such as the Puritans. These founding peoples believes still trickle down to modern day American thinking. In my opinion, as long as the candidate is not being hypocritical about it, who cares? If you thump your bible and shout out the good words of "family values"(?) and get caught with your hand in the proverbial cookie-jar, then these indiscretions may belong in the media. Finally, I believe that it is the media that says what is news worthy and what is not. We should all decide for ourself. I change the station when Anna Nicole Smith new comes on. It is not news worthy to me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I doubt if the voters are interested in a candidate's sexual activities it's the opposing parties that like to smear other candidates. Besides, who's a better president, G. W. Bush or Bill Clinton. What these men do behind closed doors is their business as long as they are not breaking the law.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, there is many many professions that the person must be held to a higher standard than we normally expect from the average person, IE.children's role models, members of the clergy, law enforcement and elected officials come to mind as a few.

    Most states have slander laws available to deal with yellow journalism.

    We may accept the person anyway feeling the information doesn't effect their position but shouldn't we have the right to make that decision, after all we get the people in these positions we deserve.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Activities NO

    Indiscretions YES

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes and no.

    When a candidate claims morals greater than his or her opponent,then I think they themselves have made it an issue.

    Someone like Rudy Giuliani,who has certainly made some questionable calls when it comes to personal morals,has not,to my knowledge,made any such claims,so I believe it is a non-issue with him.

    But someone like Newt Gingrich,who has been making noises about running for President,is wide open for such scrutiny.He has attacked the morals of those on the left repeatedly over a period of years,when his own actions have been pretty iffy,to say the least.

  • 1 decade ago

    If someone cannot keep a sacred vow to their spouse than how can you trust them to have the moral certainty to put soldiers in harms way or not sell the country out for an island in the Caribbean.

    It is the basic code of right and wrong that we should expect from our leaders. We cannot accept a guy because he is just like you and me they need to be held at a higher level because they have people lives in their hands.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Alphabet Soup ... I think yes. Although it has no DIRECT bearing on his/her political/leadership abilities, it DOES tell something potentially important about the person.

    After all, most people would want to know whether the person they're going to marry has a good background or not. Don't you think? Some would say, "The past has NOTHING to do with the future." I think differently, though. If you'd want the best for yourself, then why not for the country?

    Just my opinion. Good quesiton, Mr. Soup.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Absolutely NOT! What any person does behind closed doors is nobodys business as long as it is between consenting adults.

    The only time it should enter the public arena is when minors are involved...

    What we should want to know from candidates is their opinions on issues that effect the town, state, country and our relations with other countries of the world....I don't care if he prefers upside-down and side-ways sex with 10 adult partners at midnight in the swimming pool...I just want to know what his platform is.

  • 1 decade ago

    I hope good moral character is still important to the American voter. Surely Bill Clinton's indiscretions didn't make it OK for our elected officials to be immoral

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