Art Vandelay wrote:brewcrew4you wrote:Bill Clinton will be the most influential First Spouse in history, by a wide margin (both publically and privately). His campaigning for Hilary is as a former President, not just her husband. As such, he is held to a higher standard than the other First Ladies. Might not be fair, but that's life.
Hold him to whatever standard you want, but his wife shouldn't be judged according to his actions.
I didn't think it was a knock on McCain when his Florida campaign director (or whatever the guy's title was) was arrested for soliciting sex in a public restroom, and it shouldn't be a knock on Hillarly that her husband has switched his stance on gays in the military since he left office.
While your stance is admirable, if you don't think wives (and now husbands) are a critical part of the campaiging process, you haven't been paying attention. Tipper Gore's war on music lyrics, for example. If being "a good family [wo]man" didn't matter to voters (and therefore, by extension, having an electable spouse), we'd have a single President. God knows they could do the job better if they didn't have a family to focus on - being President is time consuming enough.