Should private lives and politics be separate entities? Should a political candidate’s private sexual life be acknowledged? Well, it seems like Americans view the private lives of candidates as an important matter considering Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are always on the news because of something they’ve done wrong. But who are we to judge what is right and wrong in terms of running a country? Was John F. Kennedy wrong for the multiple women he was with during his presidency? Was Bill Clinton wrong for the obvious scandals he was involved in? Were these actions any indicator that these men were unable to perform their jobs? I don’t think so.
What a man wants to do sexually is his own business. Some of us may be different than others in that aspect, but we can’t judge how someone will perform their job from a sexual encounter they had. I’m not a supporter of Donald Trump, but the media is giving him such a hard time for comments he made 11 years ago about women. 11 YEARS ago. He did not know that the comments were being recorded and he was using a typical guy’s locker room type of vocabulary. It’s harmless. He said what he said because no one else was supposed to hear it. How does this pertain to his ability to be the president? He never even did these things, he just talked about them. Now, he is a villain and people are starting to doubt his abilities.
I don’t think it’s very fair to be so close minded about a person. Of course, he’s a big shot millionaire and he talks a lot of smack, but he’s a person just like everyone else and he says things that aren’t so admirable sometimes. We’ve all been there. This is all being thrown back into his face for no reason.
I also think it’s crazy how as soon as someone starts weighing in on a political issue you can tell who they support super fast. If you tune into a radio station, they will make snide little comments about a candidate. If you turn on the television, you’ll see a certain candidate being glorified on one channel and vilified on another. There’s people who support Donald and have his back, and there are people who want to make sure he NEVER becomes president and they do everything in their power to stop it. Like I said, I don’t support Trump at all. I’m not a huge fan of Hillary Clinton, but I will not vote for Donald. Making him out to be a monster for making sexual comments is foolish. It’s unfair and it’s just childish. We want this election to be like a TV drama and it really confuses me.
In conclusion, judge a political candidate by looking at what he/she has to offer POLITICALLY. Don’t sit there and judge a football star off of his ability to juggle. Stick with what’s actually important and stop being a hater.