Being a politician means that your private life will fall under public scrutiny. Our culture loves watching famous people getting caught with their pants down. While it is possible that a good politician will occasionally make a terrible husband, it’s also true that being a good husband doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be an effective politician. Richard Nixon was faithful to his wife for 53 years but he certainly didn’t deserve to be trusted in the Oval Office. While we might not all agree that the following men were great politicians, we definitely doubt their abilities to be good husbands.
11. Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky is probably the most memorable thing that he accomplished during his two terms as President. While he did lead the country during the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history, he also lied to the American public about his affair with a 22-year-old White House employee.
Despite everything, his popularity ratings when he left office are amongst the highest any President has ever received. Even Hilary Clinton stood by her husband during the entire scandal, suggesting that the affair was a result of the abusive relationship Bill Clinton had with his mother. Clinton still enjoys delivering speeches that earn him hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it’s doubtful he provides anyone with advice on how to be a perfect husband.