“In this day and age, we have no other option but to talk about it as forthright and candidly as possible,” said Jim Manley, a Democratic strategist who has worked for top Democrats in the Senate.

“I’m not so sure folks are going to be as strident as Philippe, but the Clintons aren’t going to get as many breaks anymore,” Manley added. “Times have changed and obviously for the better. And this stuff just isn’t going to be tolerated. There are far too many women who have seats at the table, and they are more than willing to speak up.”

Times have changed for the Clintons in another significant way: For the first time in 40 years, neither Bill nor Hillary Clinton is weighing elected office. The current reckoning around past sexual harassment comes when the family is no longer at the peak of its political powers, and therefore easier to step out against.