It doesn't change my opinion at all.
It changes my opinion a little.
It changes my opinion a lot.
It toally changes my opinion of his candidacy.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
It's just the lesser of two evils....
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
So far, the Republican candidates (for the most part) have expressed themselves negatively (from my position on those issues) on some very big issues for me (crappy tax plans, which also seem to be their main economic plans, most supporting an anti-SSM amendment, or there are things they have done or have said that put me off to them). These are the things that make me way more willing to vote for Obama rather than a GOP candidate this next election. I will say that Romney and definitely Huntsman would likely not get me to vote for Obama, but probably some 3rd Party candidate instead. Huntsman I might even vote for, but I highly doubt he will get the nom.
There really isn't a party that suits me. I have mixed views on pretty much all major issues. Some things I side pretty soundly right on (illegal immigration, military, gun laws), other things I side pretty soundly left on (gay rights/SSM, environment, NHC system), although most things I want a compromised version of that basically neither side proposes (taxes, regulations, worker's rights, basically any social issues not above, welfare). I go with whatever candidate I think is most likely to get those things that are most important to me at the time through or the candidate to get the least amount of stuff through that might go against my lean on the most important things to me at the time through. In general, no candidate works completely for me. I usually just get as much info as I can and muddle through.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
I voted that it doesn't change my opinion at all because it does seem like both claims were bogus. However, if it turns out to be more insidious, the yes it would sway me.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
should have learned from clinton
tell us straight. don't lie
that this self proclaimed 'problem solver' can't figure out how to extinguish this issue establishes that he is an even weaker candidate than might have earlier been thought
I'll wait for solid evidence to come out about allegations before I start making judgements. I hate how all these cases are treated by the media. Its all about wild speculation and trying to character assassinate both the accuser and the accused.
Rafeal Palmiero: Outright lied. Waived his finger and everything. Ostracized.
Mark McGwire: "I'm not here to talk about the past." Not a lie, but not being forthright, either. Still pretty much ostracized, though not as much as Palmiero.
Sammy Sosa: "No habla".
Jason Giambi: Didn't come right out and say "Yeah, I did it.", but we all knew what he meant. And, he sort of apologized. He was the butt of some jokes afterward, but he was forgiven (for the most part) and continued to play.
Unless it's for something like molestation or rape or murder or treason, the American public WANTS to forgive, but just be straight with us. That's really all we ask.
I agree its not so much that he paid off two women who alleged he sexually harrassed them...it was the disengenuous disbelievable way he handled it. Him and his campaign had a full 10 days to get it together and STILL he stumbled and bumbled answering the question and lied about it...