He’s slimy, he’s sleazy, he’s a Republican. He’s a politician. All characteristics that make for a character who is unsavory. But he’s not a pedophile, and calling him one just makes us look foolish. And gives “them” reason to doubt the veracity of everything we claim.
A pedophile is, by definition, a person who seeks sexual gratification with pre-pubescent individuals. Moore has sought the company of teenagers in the past, but all but one were over the age of consent; except for with one, nothing more than kissing went on (and with her, it was barely more); and, importantly, (as far as the young women have alleged), he didn’t have intercourse with any of them. Not even close. And he didn’t force himself on any of them.
Undoubtedly, there are (and have been)a number of pedophiles in Congress. Just how many is anyone’s guess, but the number is probably higher than most people would imagine. There have been a huge number of psychopaths in Congress, and assholes. If he is elected, Roy Moore would certainly joint the latter group, quite possibly the middle one too. But not the first. Because, based on the available evidence, he does not go after pre-pubescent girls. And that is the key here.
Let’s take the higher moral ground and stick to the truth, shall we?