For a Democrat progressive, sexual infidelity is Career Inhancement. For anyone else, it's death to their private life. Simply because Dems we know to be untruthful liars who have no personal integrity. We expect bad from them, and generally get it. For a Republican, it's different because we expect them to be men and women of their word, honest, forthright. The General disappointed because we expected more of him , not less, like a progressive.