People who pay attention to politics would be understandably skeptical that a book about the Clintons could destroy Hillary’s presidential campaign. The Clinton political dynasty has survived a long list of scandals.
Bill Clinton is one of only two presidents in American history to have been impeached by the House of Representatives. The fact that the Senate failed to convict President Clinton and remove him from office is an example of just how resilient Bill Clinton’s political career has been. His intellect and powerful charisma has served him well. Another key factor was the mainstream media’s extreme bias towards defending Bill Clinton. If you go back and follow his rise to power, it’s amazing that he was ever elected president. There were numerous allegations of sexual impropriety that surfaced as soon as he declared his candidacy in the fall of 1991.
Bill Clinton displayed a masterful ability to blame others and deflect the allegations. He also received a tremendous amount of help from Hillary. She played the loyal wife and was by his side at every important interview. In Roger Stone’s recently published book, The Clinton’s War on Women he documents the most important being the couple’s appearance on 60 Minutes, January 26, 1992. It aired right after the Superbowl, with over 30 million Americans tuned in.
The Clinton’s media appearances successfully created a shield around his candidacy. Allegations bounced off it like ping pong balls. Clinton’s opponents nicknamed him “Slick Willie,” acknowledging his ability to dodge the damaging effects of the numerous scandals.
History appears to be repeating itself as Hillary Clinton’s campaign seems to be able withstand serious allegations. The attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in the Libyan port city of Benghazi has been haunting Hillary since 2012. She’s been accused of dereliction of duty as Secretary of State. Her alleged lack of response to the situation resulted in the tragic death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, whose body was dragged through the streets.