posted on Jul, 29 2008 @ 10:38 AM
I guess it matters for the same reason that the Democrats thought George Bush's Air National Guard service disqualified him from the presidency.
How a person deals with adversity, both at the time and afterward, says a lot about that person's character.
To a lot of us old fogies, character counts as one dimension of the qualifications for the presidency.
About ten years ago, I read the results of a poll on whether character counts for a president. In that poll, an alarming number of respondents
I don't really know what to say about that or those who today don't seem to even know what character is, much less why it would be important.