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The Public Cares If a Candidate Cheats [INFOGRAPHIC]

SodaHead Infographics 2011/12/08 23:00:00
Last week, we asked SodaHeads what they thought about candidates who cheat on their spouses. Herman Cain's cheating accusations didn't seem to have much of an impact on his campaign in the polls, but it quickly spiraled out of control when the public refused to let it go. Now, it's cost him his candidacy.

Earlier this year, [former] Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from his position over a cheating scandal, and before the jokes had a chance to go limp, news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child got out. It's not an uncommon occurrence, and it's important that voters are able to assess what this means for their country, and how -- if at all -- it will affect their vote.

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  • Wayzuns 2011/12/21 08:03:57
    Wayzuns
    +11
    If a Democrat cheats and becomes president, he tells every little school child that oral sex is okay and it's not really sex. He redefines sex and starts the largest downhill movement in sexual behavior, just to make what he did seem okay. If a Republican tells a woman she's pretty, he has committed one of the most heinous crimes against humanity possible. He is shamed publicly on all of the major news networks and is forced to abandon his bid for office.

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  • Butterfly sodabox 2011/12/13 21:38:03
    Butterfly
    +1
    Obama Accused Of Sexual Harassment While at Harvard Law Review(Multiple Accusers)
    .
    Trust Obama? You are joking!
    .
    1. Dunham-Obama marriage license. Not released.
    2. Dunham-Soetoro marriage license. Not released.
    3. Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama adoption records. Not released.
    4. Obama’s aka Soetoro’s Besuki School application obtained.
    (proven) .web.israelinsider.com/Articl...
    5. Obama’s aka Soetoro’s Punahou School records. Not released.
    6. Selective Service Registration – a proven forgery released and a criminal act.
    7. Obama’s Occidental College records. Not released.
    9. Obama’s passport from Indonesia, he had to have one to attend school in Indonesia. Not released.
    10. Obama’s U.S. Passport, if one exists. Not released.
    11. Obama entered Pakistan on what countries passport. Not released.
    12. Obama’s Columbia University records, a foreign exchange student? Not released.
    13. Obama’s Columbia University thesis. Not released.
    14. Not one name of any student who knows Obama attendant Columbia released or known.
    15. Obama’s Harvard Law School records, a foreign exchange student? Not released.
    16. Obama’s Harvard Law Review articles, none released.
    17. Obama’s Baptism certificate, if one exists? None released.
    18. Obama’s Illinois State Senate records. Not ...



    Obama Accused Of Sexual Harassment While at Harvard Law Review(Multiple Accusers)
    .
    Trust Obama? You are joking!
    .
    1. Dunham-Obama marriage license. Not released.
    2. Dunham-Soetoro marriage license. Not released.
    3. Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama adoption records. Not released.
    4. Obama’s aka Soetoro’s Besuki School application obtained.
    (proven) .web.israelinsider.com/Articl...
    5. Obama’s aka Soetoro’s Punahou School records. Not released.
    6. Selective Service Registration – a proven forgery released and a criminal act.
    7. Obama’s Occidental College records. Not released.
    9. Obama’s passport from Indonesia, he had to have one to attend school in Indonesia. Not released.
    10. Obama’s U.S. Passport, if one exists. Not released.
    11. Obama entered Pakistan on what countries passport. Not released.
    12. Obama’s Columbia University records, a foreign exchange student? Not released.
    13. Obama’s Columbia University thesis. Not released.
    14. Not one name of any student who knows Obama attendant Columbia released or known.
    15. Obama’s Harvard Law School records, a foreign exchange student? Not released.
    16. Obama’s Harvard Law Review articles, none released.
    17. Obama’s Baptism certificate, if one exists? None released.
    18. Obama’s Illinois State Senate records. Not released.
    19. Obama’s Illinois State Senate schedule. Not released (alleged to have been lost).
    20. Obama’s Law practices client list and billing records. Not released.
    *21. Obama’s University of Chicago scholarly articles, none released or exist?
    22. The reason Obama lost his license to practice law in Illinois. Not released.
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  • sodabox Butterfly 2011/12/15 02:54:55
    sodabox
    +1
    Where the F did I say trusted Obama?
  • MustangSally 2011/12/11 00:22:17
    MustangSally
    +3
    Better than a POTUS that cheats on his country.
  • RED DAWN 2011/12/10 20:52:51
    RED DAWN
    +4
    I couldn't care less.What difference does it make what they do in their personal life if they do their job well? Isn't being a politician cheating they are screwing everybody.
  • Mr.Reas... RED DAWN 2011/12/11 06:15:45
    Mr.Reasonable
    +4
    With the condition this nation is in. Do you really think anyone in this government is "doing their job" according to what our constitution and bill of rights would deem satisfactory, let alone "well"?
  • RED DAWN Mr.Reas... 2011/12/11 16:06:05
    RED DAWN
    +1
    Never said they were doing their job well.What I was saying is we need someone who will do their job well regardless of what they do in their personal life.
  • Mr.Reas... RED DAWN 2011/12/19 23:52:25
    Mr.Reasonable
    Ah, I follow you. You think if someone is lousy at their personal life, they may still make a good political figure. (Leader) Well hell then, why not me for president? I've got my flaws, but at least I was born in this Country. Personal life is the "stick witch you are measured by." "A man is known by his deeds as a tree by it's fruit." If he's a liar and a cheat in his personal life, who but a fool would think he'd do better at anything else.
  • RED DAWN Mr.Reas... 2011/12/20 18:29:16
    RED DAWN
    Well hell then, why not me for president? I've got my flaws, "WHY NOT" does your flaws keep you from doing your job well?I'm sure you could do as good as what we have now.
  • Mr.Reas... RED DAWN 2011/12/20 18:40:07
  • RED DAWN Mr.Reas... 2011/12/20 18:46:51
    RED DAWN
    +1
    If you run against obama damn right you get my vote.
  • Butterfly RED DAWN 2011/12/13 21:40:06
    Butterfly
    +1
    Well, who is doing their job well? Not Obama.
  • RED DAWN Butterfly 2011/12/15 00:31:50
    RED DAWN
    Please reread my comment.
  • John 2011/12/10 20:05:32
    John
    +2
    Cheating has nothing to do with a candidate's ability in office. Doesn't make a dambit of difference to me.
  • LOU John 2011/12/11 14:07:23
    LOU
    +1
    Now let me get this right........It was all wrong when Clinton did it?
  • robert LOU 2011/12/12 20:41:21
    robert
    +3
    Clinton did not have sex with that woman
  • LOU robert 2011/12/12 22:26:39
    LOU
    +1
    Good one! LOL! Glad someone has some humor.
  • John LOU 2011/12/13 19:41:15
    John
    +1
    It's none of my business or anyone els's if Clinton cheated. I'm only concerned with what he does as president.
  • Butterfly John 2011/12/13 21:42:06
    Butterfly
    +1
    Well what if what they do to the country is a mess anyway?
  • John Butterfly 2011/12/14 01:05:42
    John
    +1
    I wouldn't say what Clinton did to the country was a mess. When he left office the country had a nice surplice. It sure as hell didn't have one when Bush left.
  • Butterfly John 2011/12/13 21:41:11
    Butterfly
    And your name is 'JOHN'.
  • John Butterfly 2011/12/14 01:05:46
    John
    Isn't that what I said? What's the meaning of your question?
  • Janet 2011/12/10 20:04:42
    Janet
    +2
    I do not care if they cheat on their spouse.It is none of my business.It is between them,their spouse,and God.
  • LOU Janet 2011/12/11 14:15:26
    LOU
    +2
    So then it is OK that Clinton cheated on his wife.
  • Janet LOU 2011/12/11 16:26:07
    Janet
    +1
    Morally,it is not okay.

    However,in my opinion,it does not affect how well he did his job.
  • LOU Janet 2011/12/11 16:39:44
    LOU
    +1
    There were to candidates that had infedelity issues (Cain and Newt) and now the conservatives run to their aid making excuses. Somehow when Clinton did the same thing the conservatives acted like this was a sin far greater then murder. Now because it is their candidate is all forgiveable and it is the liberals fault for attacking them. I simply just don't understand their double standards.
  • Janet LOU 2011/12/11 16:49:09
    Janet
    +2
    I couldn't agree more.Some people can be so hypocritical.
  • Stacie 2011/12/10 17:49:15
    Stacie
    +6
    If someone has no qualms about betraying someone he has vowed to love and cherish, how can we trust them to honor any vow to our country and it's citizens?
  • #Justic... Stacie 2011/12/11 07:20:47
  • NarcolepticGoat 2011/12/10 14:58:23
    NarcolepticGoat
    +4
    I mind, yeah. I don't like it. I mind more if a candidate blasts others for character flaws while cheating the whole time.
  • kamwick 2011/12/10 14:40:57
    kamwick
    +1
    I really don't care at all. Weiner was actually a very effective voice, as was Clinton. The Governator also seemed able to perform his public duty functions while fooling around on the side. It also seems that the spouses in these political marriages probably do have an idea of what is going on, but choose not to notice until it blows up publicly in their faces.

    That said, none of those guys ever chose to run on 'family values'. By 'family values' I mean those candidates who like to use their speeches to judge and castigate others for affairs, being gay, being a single mom, etc. When a 'family values' guy gets caught, it simply shows they're a hypocrite and I tend to be harsher in my judgment of them.
  • XSummerX Tokio Hotel Freak(= 2011/12/10 06:22:33
    XSummerX Tokio Hotel Freak(=
    +4
    As long as what they do in their personal life does not effect their ability to do their job. I just don't care.
  • Butterfly XSummer... 2011/12/13 21:46:48
    Butterfly
    But, I don't think that was ever PROVEN! People say clinton did a good job, but he didn't. we had impreachment issues, I believe that took time AWAY from the USA issues and our country. It ALWAYS takes away from the job at hand. No way around it. He is still the butt of jokes and everyone, world wide knows about his cheating ways. How do you think that makes America look to others?
  • XSummer... Butterfly 2011/12/14 00:54:24
    XSummerX Tokio Hotel Freak(=
    Honestly for a long time america has been a joke to other country's, and so what other country's politicians cheat all the time.
  • 49er 2011/12/10 04:35:51
    49er
    +3
    Stay out of people's personal life. If it was some teacher saying racist sh*t, those conservatives wouldn't care would they. As long as it supports their religion...
  • Butterfly 49er 2011/12/13 21:48:07
    Butterfly
    You are a racist aren't you? If I don't like a black person, it has nothing to do with the color of their skin, it has to do with them being an azz hole.
    I am for Mitt Romney.
  • Kat 2011/12/10 03:59:32
    Kat
    +1
    Yes, but probably no where near as much as their spouse.(hopefully)
  • JohnFitzgeral12 2011/12/10 02:59:51
    JohnFitzgeral12
    +1
    Ha, you engaged people and your future broken promises

    cynical
  • Chukroast 2011/12/10 02:29:17
    Chukroast
    +4
    Times are changing. If this poll were taken 50 years ago it would probably be about 85% of the voting public that would consider cheating unacceptable in a candidate.
  • 49er Chukroast 2011/12/10 04:36:26
    49er
    People are becoming more intelligent.
  • Butterfly 49er 2011/12/13 21:50:42
    Butterfly
    No, people have lost their moral compass. That comes from all of our tolerating differant life styles. In fact we are NOT more inlelligent, we are 'dumbed down'. Now, THAT is a fact.

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