We’ll probably never know for certain, especially with something that took place all those years ago. And maybe new evidence will emerge which changes things. But her story sounds credible to me, and I believe her.
Does this matter for this presidential election? No. Hillary Clinton is not responsible for Bill Clinton’s alleged crimes and misdeeds. And, as I’ve just argued, policy really matters much more than character when voting for a President; that’s even more true when it’s not even the candidate’s character being discussed, but that of her spouse.
But Hillary Clinton has suggested that she’d put her husband in a position with real policy power. (”My husband, who I’m going to put in charge of revitalizing the economy…”) I really question if anyone who has been accused of multiple sexual assaults (including rape) is a good choice for any such position. Even without a guilty verdict, if such a person weren’t the candidate’s husband, wouldn’t a Hillary Clinton administration keep their distance?
If these and other allegations (especially Juanita Broaddrick’s) are true, then Bill Clinton is a criminal and deserves to be punished like one. That won’t happen. But he should at least no longer be a public servant.