- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 16, 2014

Political observers from both sides of the aisle said Sunday there is little use in rehashing the turmoil of Bill Clinton’s presidency if his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, decides to run for the White House in 2016.

Mr. Clinton’s sexual liaisons with then-intern Monica Lewinsky have returned to the headlines, after Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican and possible 2016 contender, said the former president’s behavior was predatory and undermined Democrats’ claims that Republicans are the ones waging a war on women.

Karl Rove, a former White House adviser to President George W. Bush, said going straight at Mr. Clinton to undermine a potential Hillary Clinton bid will not be persuasive to voters.

“It’s easier to say what you’re against and harder to say what you’re for,” Mr. Rove told Fox News Sunday.

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, said voters don’t want to hear about a scandal from 15 to 20 years ago.

Elections, he told Fox, “should be about the future and not a rehashing of the past.”

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