Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Is Integrity Dysfunctional for a Politician?

Does having integrity hurt you politically? In last night's Democratic debate Bernie Sanders said he was tired of hearing about emails. This of course gave Hillary Clinton a boost.
Most people have decided that while it was laudatory, it hurt Bernie Sanders politically. It certainly didn't prevent Hillary Clinton from going after Sanders' mixed record on gun control.
Sanders knew it was politically unwise, but he said it anyway.
All of a sudden, I respect Bernie Sanders as a human being, much more than many others in the Democratic Party. Certainly Joe Biden has done enough sleazy things over time, that it disqualifies him for the presidency.
What do you think? Is integrity dysfunctional in 21st century America?

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