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.
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
Given the main stream media a video tape of Clinton and Monica doing the nasty would be scarcely reported and dismissed as old news. Nothing will come of this tape.
Open it and dump it.
I could be missing something, but short of a “bombshell” revelation about Hillary, Bill and Monica engaged in a menage-a-trois, I don’t see how a tape involving Bill and Monica would hurt Hillary in the least (or a tape of Bill and anyone else for that matter).
Explain how Hillary was whooped by the no-name dude from Chicago in the 08 primary? Never underestimate Obama or his minions.....
Who the hell cares about either one of those fat pigs?