Recently I’ve found myself gun-shy yet again, fearful of ‘becoming an issue’ should she decide to ramp up her campaign. But should I put my life on hold for another 8 to 10 years?Monica Lewinsky, in an upcoming Vanity Fair piece on her life outside of the public eye. Lewinsky, despite having a master’s degree, hasn’t held down a full-time job since the affair, largely due to her public reputation. But she makes a point of defending Bill Clinton’s role in the infamous affair … to a point: “Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship,” she said, according to the magazine. “Any ‘abuse’ came in the aftermath, when I was made a scapegoat in order to protect his powerful position.”
I think Hillary Clinton, if she becomes the nominee, will have plenty to discuss about her own record. I don’t imagine that Bill Clinton is going to be a big part of it.Mitt Romney • Saying what should be obvious human courtesy—that Hillary Clinton probably shouldn’t be attacked during her potential presidential campaign because her husband cheated on her nearly two decades ago. Expect such attacks anyway, because people are jerks.
Hillary embodies the last line of ‘The Great Gatsby’: ‘So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. She’ll never put it all behind her. But she has such tremendous strengths right now it may not matter.Democratic strategist Carter Eskew • Discussing the potential impact of “The Hillary Papers,” a set of documents unearthed by the Washington Free Beacon that appear to show Hillary Clinton in a not-super-flattering light. The documents, essentially source material for a book never written by now-deceased close friend Diane Blair, put additional pressure on Clinton from an image standpoint, but who cares? It’s a document full of stuff that happened two decades ago.
We broke the great race barrier with President Obama but it’s time that we also really ask ourselves deep down what it’s going to take to elect a woman president. And I will certainly do what I can when that time comes to elect somebody – whoever that somebody might be.Hillary Clinton teases the American public at a Miami speech, continuing to sideline a definite answer on whether or not she’s running for United States presidency come 2016. Here’s a more direct answer from Clinton herself.