When Jack Kemp, the 1996 Republican vice presidential nominee, was asked about the disappointment some Republicans felt over the refusal of Senator Bob Dole, the Republican nominee for president that year, to "go after" President Bill Clinton for moral issues, this is how he responded.
Character is important in a president. But character also entails a refusal to fling mud. This has been a muddy election year. And that, friends, is a non-partisan, multi-partisan observation.
Jack Kemp passed away in 2009.
[Thanks to Steve Kornacki for sharing this on Twitter.]