Are you swayed by Guiliani's 'rift' with his children?

United States
March 7, 2007 12:17pm CST
I personally don't feel that a candidate's personal life with his or her adult children will make or break their standing on the issues. I understand that his children do not speak to him any longer which is more their choice than their father's. I don't hear anyone (yet) dragging in Sen. Clinton's husband (I mean, the man cheated on his wife publically and she STILL took him back). I want to know that the candidate is the best for the job at hand, not if their children are resentful because of a divorce! How about you?
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@patootie (3593)
8 Mar 07
My own personal 'take' on politicians or other aurthority figures is .. that if they haven't seen a bit of 'real' life or had angst in their families or work then how on earth are they going to deal with the millions of folks who do have problems .. how are they going to empathise .. how will they understand the dilemmas in life .. The worst person for the job is someone who has been a goody goody all their life with a silver spoon rammed firmly down their perfect gullets .. they are no good to anyone .. Give me a politician who's been a bit of a 'lad' or 'ladette' .. who's sampled the 'bad' things in life for themselves and only then will you get a good politician who has empathy with the folks they are going to be responsible for ..
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@tarsadawn (350)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I...think I agree with you. It is apparent that there is a rift between his son and his wife. That is probably because of the divorce. But, it is also (at least has been) apparent that his son has had a great deal of respect. I'm sure that this is something that they will deal with. I mean, when Reagan was president, he and his daughter Patti weren't exactly on the best of terms. Didn't she pose for Playboy while he was in office, or shortly thereafter? So, children can do things and say things that they shouldn't, but I think the general population knows that rifts happen within families at times.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
8 Mar 07
There used to be a time when the media respected the family and not go after the children. Of late the media seems more interested in reporting dirt, and not always the truth. Reporters will pursue the questioning until they hear what they want or what they can peaic together to report thenewsthey want. I know that if you askedmy children they could come upwith problems in our family. Who doesn't have problems at some time in thier family.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I entirely agree wiyh you. If I was to be judged because of my child's feeling or actions towards me I would have no friends.
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