The personal lives of presidential candidates are quickly subject to detailed scrutiny. Marital infidelity is a topic that the gossip sheets, internet websites and newspapers dwell on.
Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky
There were rumblings during Bill Clinton’s first run for the presidency that he had been involved in extra-marital relationships. His wife, Hillary, stood by him through Bill’s denials of martial infidelity. Then came Monica Lewinsky. Of course, Bill said he never had sex with her. However, Monica’s activities with Bill resulted in his semen being deposited on her dress. Bill was almost impeached because of these improper activities and lying about them.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was the governor of California and one of the most powerful politicians in the country. It has recently come to light that he had a child with one of his household staff. Arnold was able to cover up this child’s existence for more than a dozen years. Unfortunately, it has become a public issue and his wife, Maria Shriver, has left him. Sorry about that, Arnold!
Presidential Politics in 2012
Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana is considering running for the presidency of the United States. However, there are some issues concerning Mrs. Daniels. In 1993, she left her husband and her four children. She went to California and married a different man. She later remarried Mr. Daniels in 1997. These are delicate matters that the Daniels family will have to face should he decides to throw his hat in the ring.
Newt has, in the past, admitted his numerous marital infidelities. He is now married to his third wife. Will she be able to handle the media scrutiny of a presidential run?
Americans Want Candidates With Character
The relationships that candidates have with their families and their family structure are looked at by the American public as clues to their character. Europeans refer to Americans concern about martial fidelity as reflective of the provincial nature of relationships in America. Whether America is provincial or not, those relationships are examined in the press when you run for office.
The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo have been handling divorces for more than three decades. We represent individuals in dealing with the grounds for divorce and family law issues. We litigate issues concerning child custody, child abuse and child neglect. We negotiate separation agreements, and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements on behalf of our clients.