Shifting Standards for Acceptable Candidates

In the last week, two things happened in America that remind us of the criteria the public uses to evaluate candidates — namely, none. Mid-week, Vice President Joe Biden made more rumblings about trying for the Democratic Party nomination for President in 2020. And on Friday, Chappaquidd**k: The Movie was released in theaters.

It is not much of a spoiler to disclose that the movie is about the U.S. Senator who drove an Olds Delmont off a wooden bridge into a tidal basin.…

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