There was a time in our world history where kings and queens routinely had their urine and feces analyzed and I feel like in this modern era we are almost to the point of demanding that of our candidates.
There is this incessant need to know everything all the time about the candidates running for president on down to those at a local level and I think we are reaching that point where we are all but demanding that they be God like saints in order to hold office. I mean I wasn't aware none of us on earth had ever made a mistake in our youth or supported something as we've grown up and matured, we have decided against supporting as adults, or that falling ill was a crime.
If we want transparency and candidates to be held to such incredibly lofty standards, than let's demand that of all candidates or reality check that system. You can't scream about wanting to see one persons records and then pretend like the same standard does not or should not apply to another. But even beyond that we have to allow candidates to be people. They aren't Gods. They don't rule over our very souls. They are mortals and mortals make mistakes.
I think we are so wrapped up in so much pettiness and tit for tat that we are missing the point of why we're all here and trying to vote for someone to preside over this country. The focus should not be on what color suit someone wore, or whether their smile was genuine, or how many times they looked right or left, it should be on the issues at hand. Can a candidate effectively lead this country in your point of view. Do you feel they have what it takes to deal with education, crime, immigration, jobs, foreign policy, etc.? Your decision should not be based on things that are so arbitrary and inconsequential as to not make one iota of difference when it comes down to their skill level, their experience, their knowledge, and their promises for what he or she plans to do with this country if they win.
Vote for whomever you want, but really try and understand who and what a candidate stands for, what they have said, promised, and written as opposed to this whole "entertainment politics" we seem to have going on these days.