Say your candidate is caught lying relentlessly, and reversing
and re-reversing his positions on every major issue. If you reply, with blithe,
self-serving cynicism, that “both sides lie,” then you are A) giving the worst candidate
a complete pass for his dishonesty and B) awarding the office to the most
accomplished con artist, thereby turning a vice into a virtue and deliberately
establishing the practice of handing power over to the most corrupt candidate BECAUSE
he is the most corrupt. You could hardly imagine a more effective recipe for national
disaster than that.