Once again sex rears its ugly head. I there had been a presidential primary campaign for decades in which one of the candidates has not become the subject of a sex oriented scandal. From the news today Cain is the process of withdrawing from the race due to the latest revelation and the multi year extramarital affair.
Apparently his the defence that he did not have sex with that woman a.k.a. the Clinton defense, is just as valid as when used by the originator.
There is only one avowed candidate for the Democratic Party; the President himself. It is only the Republicans who are open to having their personal life exposed. Gingrich has a previous history which would seem to have faded into the background but may be again used as a weapon as his campaign progresses. Of the others except for Romney at this time none are a serious enough candidate, and that includes Perry, to merit such attacks in the press. Iowa on Jan 3 may change that.
A review of Wikipedia reveals the following: "American biologist Alfred Kinsey found in his 1950-era studies that 50% of American males and 26% of females had extramarital sex. Depending on studies, it was estimated that 26-50% of men and 21-38% of women, or 22.7% of men and 11.6% of women had extramarital sex. Other authors say that between 20% and 25% Americans had sex with someone other than their spouse. Durex's Global Sex Survey has found that 44% of adults worldwide have had one-night extramarital sex and 22% have had an affair. According to a 2004 United States survey, 16% of married partners have had extramarital sex, nearly twice as many men as women, while an additional 30% have fantasized about There were also studies that have shown rates of extramarital sex as low as 2.5%. As many authors conclude, these kinds of estimates are probably understated because extramarital sex is commonly disapproved".
There is also another interesting article in Wikipedia about infidelity the link is given here(. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infidelity . Or copy and paste in the addresss line) It is worth reading.
It should be of interest to learn how many candidates for office both male and female are lily white. In the long run however such knowledge should really have no impact upon who we elect to office unless there's been a pattern of persistent immoralities. The latter would indicate a serious character defect,(Note that I am not advocating or condoning adultery.)
Less we forget ,despite the Geico Adv, it takes two to tango.
As an aside from the political arena; the scandals of pedophilism in the college sports world brings up several questions: In the Penn State incident probably everyone involved from the University President and Paterno to the local police and Dist. Atty. are guilty of whitewashing the offense and permitted it to continue. They all should be prosecuted unless there is evidence to the contrary.
On the other hand in Syracuse there apparently was a breakdown of the investigation when originally exposed it yielded negative results. It is an apparent that the original complaints were considered groundless; in part due to the character of the individuals making the complaints. Not only were they investigated by the University the by the police but also by the news media which certainly would've made a front-page issue if there were any confirming facts. In fact the latest complaint's sordid details cause much to wonder as to motivation by all parties involved including finds wife
I am disturbed by the summary firing of Fine by the University. It used to be and I believe still is in America that you are innocent until found guilty. The University should have put this individual on administrative leave with or without pay. That would be the proper course until he was formally charged and in the court of Law found either innocent or guilty.