It was not long ago that the world was shocked by the sexual indiscretions of a President of the United States. No one could have imagined that his morals and values would be questioned. His indiscretions caused people to question his moral responsibilities and ask: If he hides this, what else is he hiding, and what does he have to offer to his people?
Other politicians have placed themselves in similar situations, and it cost them their careers.
John Edwards, former senator for North Carolina and one-time candidate for the President of the United States, saw his campaign end in 2008 after it was discovered that he had an extra-marital affair that resulted in the birth of a child.
In California, former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had a child with his domestic employee. Although he admitted that the affair was wrong, it was too late for his political career. He has since returned to the movie industry, where romantic dramas are more acceptable.
Former United Stated Congressman Anthony Weiner sent revealing photos of himself to a female via Twitter. Although his misconduct led to his resignation, he still continued to send revealing photos of himself.
Bob Filner's scandal was instrumental in his resignation as mayor of San Diego. He resigned after more than a dozen renowned and successful women accused him of sexual misconduct.