- Scandals often wreck presidential campaigns, but Bill Clinton survived one in 1992 about an alleged affair
- Clinton's response after Gennifer Flowers went public shows how times were changing
- Scandals of the 1992 Clinton-Bush campaign are detailed in CNN's Original Series "Race for the White House"
Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and a New America fellow. He is the author of "Jimmy Carter" and "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. Go behind the scenes of the most dramatic elections on CNN's "Race for the White House," narrated by Kevin Spacey, Sundays at 9p.
(CNN)Scandals are an integral part of the American political tradition.