What Franklin did in or out of bedrooms and with whom does not change the fact that he did talked the French into granting aid such as naval support, troops and and economic help in the form of large loans.
Half the troops at Yorktown was French, the naval forces who stopped the British from reinforcing Yorktown and turn it into a trap was French and on and on so without their aid that Franklin arrange we would not had likely won the revolution war.
So once more judging who can or should be out leaders by their sex lives is on it face insane.
Bill; in the area of international relations, honesty or the appearance of honor is not always the best policy, though it is one I would certainly recommend with the Muslims, for example... We should consider the term, leader, in the sense of democracy, because if we had a democracy, then the people would be the leaders, and those we elect to do our will would follow so far as they were able... What I mean by this is, that if a man is elected to do the will of the people because he is honorable, and educated, then it becomes his task to both educate and demand a high moral standard of those he represents.... I think it is as essential for the representative to guard his morality from the voters as to avoid corrupting them in the course of his own corruption... The problem is not simply one of the immorality of our representatives, but our demoralization across the board... How can we demand moral excellence from our representatives when we have ourselves been corrupted??? Because we have so often benefitted from injustice, how can we demand justice??
When we formed this country we did it as most countries do, as an act of theft, and in our case from King, and Natives...Our morality was superior to that of English royalty, but little better in fact... Protestant morality is defective, but it is inclined to give those who possess it the sense of a complete morality... It was this sort of morality possessed by Franklin, and to the French in a state of complete moral terpitude, he was the perfect ambassadore...