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The vetting of candidates for public office is largely the responsibility of the parties and the media. But the criteria of what is a killer concern varies between parties and who is running for office. What we are seeing with Donald Trump is not new news. Most all of his baggage was known before he was elected.
His divorces and prior affairs were certainly known, but much of that didn't make the front pages of the media or didn't matter. And in any case, his sex life didn't matter much to the electorate, and neither did Bill Clinton's affairs matter when he was elected. Perhaps that's because so many Americans also are guilty of the same thing. I've read where some 60 percent of spouses will engage in some form of infidelity during their marriages.
I think there are bigger issues to be concerned about than Trump's sex life. That's largely an issue between him and Melania. What I don't understand is the lengths that he is going to try cover it up. His avid base of supporters will still support him if he shoots someone on 5th Avenue, and they certainly are not going to drop him for having a little sex on the side before he was elected president. He should have just owned up to the affairs and let it pass. The evangelicals will support him as long as he promises to put more Neil Gorsuch like candidates on the bench.
And Melania? She knew exactly what he was when she married him. And he didn't find her in a nunnery.
Different strokes for different folks.