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Why Hillary Clinton should talk about her husband's infidelity

Why Hillary Clinton should talk about her husband's infidelity

Of all the details in Hillary Clinton’s biography that might resonate with the electorate—her modest upbringing, tenacious parents, struggle to integrate work and life—the most resonant might be the one she doesn’t talk about: She is married to a serial adulterer.

This is not a secret or a scandal anymore. There’s no need for Clinton to cover up her marital history as her rival does his tax records. Far from evidence of wrongdoing or venality, her experience is proof of extraordinary resilience. Gerald Ford faced his wife Betty’s bruising alcoholism; Hillary Clinton faced Bill’s bruising treachery.

The fact is Clinton has shown heroism...

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