Charles Geyh, a law professor at Indiana University, said the statement, while it may be in poor taste, shows the inherent tension between holding a position that demands impartiality and campaigning for another that demands partisanship.
O'Neill's post was immediately met with outrage from both sides of the political spectrum in OH, with most calling for him to withdraw from the governor's race immediately.
"No words can convey my shock", O'Connor wrote. "This gross disrespect for women shakes the public's confidence in the integrity of the judiciary".
In the Facebook post, O'Neill discussed the "50 very attractive females" with whom he said he had sexual encounters, including a "drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland".
In O'Neill's since-edited post, the Ohio Supreme Court Judge wrote his post "on behalf of all heterosexual males" - a comment Clevenger, who is gay, told Cleveland's Plain Dealer newspaper took him aback.
The Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct states a judge must resign when becoming a candidate in a primary or general election for a non-judicial elective office. He said he revealed details about himself because he suspects, as a governor candidate, he'll soon also be a media target. She also plans to give O'Neill's past campaign donations to organizations helping women.
"I had something to say so I said it". "I intend to exercise them through the end of my term".
According to OH media, Judge O'Neill must retire from the bench when his current term ends in 2019 due to age restrictions.
Four hours after he posted, more than 350 people had commented. Al Franken against allegations he groped a woman while she was asleep - but then went too far.
Many viewed the post as remarkably tone-deaf in the national debate over sexual misconduct allegations and evidence against a series of powerful men in Hollywood, the media and in politics.
"There is this extent to which he seems to be nearly pandering to a certain demographic who will be impressed by his sexual conquests, which strikes me as tacky, maybe, but doesn't address the issue of his impartiality", Geyh said.
O'Neill is expected to drop out of the governor's race. "I think that's very, very clear".