Katie Kieffer

Always take the mainstream media’s opinion with a grain of salt. In just twelve days, Politico published 157 negative articles about Cain’s alleged sexual improprieties. That’s over 13 slanderous stories a day based on hearsay and anonymous rumors. Rags like Politico often get the “playboy scoop” from sources with questionable motives and backgrounds such as: Little Miss Anonymous, Sharon Bialek and Karen Kraushaar.

When socialist journalists can’t refute a candidate’s political positions by using reason, they often cast him as a playboy because they know that Americans have a history of electing a president who at least appears to have a clean marital record. (Ronald Reagan is still the only divorced man to become president.)

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting that Cain or Gingrich are playboys. I’m saying that we shouldn’t automatically dismiss candidates who may have acted like playboys in the past. Especially right now. Americans want a job-creator. Americans are dissatisfied with the status quo and so fiscal leaders—playboy or not—are “electable.” For example, a recent RealClearPolitics survey reveals that Congressman Ron Paul has the ability to beat President Obama.

Not every playboy has leadership potential. If a presidential candidate doesn’t overcome his bad habits before he enters the White House, he could distract and embarrass the country by behaving like a school boy—lying under oath and redefining “sexual relations” so as not to include staining blue dresses or teaching interns how to use cigar tubes as sex toys.

The Constitution gives the president the power of the sword (i.e. the power to enforce the laws) and a man without integrity can’t be trusted with a sword. Have you ever known a police officer to succeed in enforcing the law by making out with station house interns in his squad car?

Ultimately, a man with salacious tendencies can be a strong leader if he controls himself and channels his talents in a rational and responsible manner. We can confidently elect an alleged playboy to lead America’s boardroom if his leadership ability transcends his yen to yo-yo in the bedroom.

Katie Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is the author of a new book published by Random House, LET ME BE CLEAR: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials and One Woman’s Case for Hope.” She writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. She also runs KatieKieffer.com.