Bill Clinton's nearly forgotten 1992 sex scandal

Story highlights

  • 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 "