Hillary Clinton deserves criticism for many aspects of her candidacy, including her push to expand government’s role in our lives and to pull back from America’s leadership in the world. She’s also open to ethical questions over her reckless use of a secret e-mail account, dubious donations received by the Clinton Foundation, huge speaking fees from Wall Street and much more. But it makes no sense for Republicans to attack her marriage.
There’s no doubt that Bill Clinton has been an imperfect husband, but dragging out these ancient scandals will only work to strengthen Hillary. Bill’s popularity actually peaked during the impeachment crisis, while Hillary won sympathy and support for her Senate race by standing by her man.
Somehow, the Clintons have managed to raise an achieving, well-adjusted daughter and to keep a troubled marriage together for 41 years. Why attack them for the one achievement that conservatives should be most inclined to respect?