Skip to comments."Lewinsky Sex Tape" No, It Won't Destroy Hillary Clinton (barf alert!)
Posted on 07/31/2013 6:05:05 PM PDT by drewh
The National Enquirer has obtained "a sex tape that Monica Lewinsky recorded for Bill Clinton at the height of their scandalous affair," according to Radar Online.
The Enquirer reports the emergence of the tape could torpedo Hillarys expected run for the White House. The Clintons thought this sex tape was dead and buried, said one source. If this tape and other material are surfacing now, imagine what else must be out there?"
This is about as lazy and wrong a read on politics as you're likely to see. The Lewinsky saga did not hurt Hillary Clinton. On the contrary, it lifted her poll numbers to the point where New York Democrats started sounding her out to run for U.S. Senate. A few examples:
- The December 1997 NBC poll put Clinton's favorable numbers at 45 percent. In October 1998 they were at 56 percent.
- The January 1998 ABC News/WaPo poll put her favorables at 52 percent. By August, when Bill Clinton apologized for the affair on television, Hillary's favorables had surged to 64 percent.
Every poll revealed basically the same thing. Bill Clinton's job approval numbers stayed steady during the Lewinsky affair, though his favorables sank. Hillary's favorables increased. The mass-psychology reason for this is probably too obvious to get into, but it's been forgottenthe public sympathized with Hillary.
A decade and a half later, this still sparks a strange cognitive dissonance. . You can always find a bulwark of opinion, usually on the right, indicting Hillary Clinton for the sex scandals around here. But the dominant opinion is always, always sympathy.
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The objective of the story is to get it out of the way now well ahead of the election.
This is the classic Clinton way of doing business.
Gee, I wonder after all these years who "leaked". Truly a Transparent Administration.
The public sympathized with her but she can’t win without Bill.
And to repeat the story spun to the media back then that Bill was a “victim” of Lewsinsky.
I believe this was released by the Hillary campaign to:
1. Get the issue on the table long before the campaign
2. Remind everyone about how faithful and devoted she is
3. Remind everyone that she was in the White House.
They are pros at this. She will win.
Im calling her Benghazi Clinton.
Here comes the ‘Right Wing Consipracy’ card again, Hilly on the phone to Matt Lauer stat! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI_SqqJIU14
Also, this new *bombshell tape* isn't a conversation between Billy Jeff and Monica...just Monica.
Hill will say this girl was just dreaming.
While Hill was grazing, Monica was humming!
Must be the first IMAX Sex Tape.
she can, if Bill happens to have a chest grabber before the election.
A new widow like that would win over a lot of the LIVs.
“(Baby )Elephant Walk” is the theme music for that pic
with the right haircut and sunglasses, they could be twins
Obama is an amateur. The Clintons are pros.
Say what you will about Snopes Clinton, you’ve got to admit he’s always had terrible taste in women.
They'll be defusing a lot more land mines and "scandal bombs" between now and spring of 2014 so Hillary can look good campaigning for demoscum midterm.