Fairly or not, Bill Clinton’s policy decisions and his personal indiscretions have plagued Hillary Clinton’s political fortunes, putting her supporters in a difficult position this election. How do you talk honestly about the “The Man from Hope” when your bumper sticker says “I’m With Her”? That dilemma is best represented by a name from the Clintons’ early days as a rising political couple in Arkansas: Juanita Broaddrick.
Broaddrick claims Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was the Attorney General of Arkansas. He was never charged, and no one knew about her story until the 1990s, when Clinton was impeached. But what if her story had come out now? Would she have been taken more seriously by the news media and by liberals?