This separates the wheat from the dim-witted, the gutless, the panderers, the chaff.
If you don’t have the nerve or the clarity to see through this, how are you going to stand tough on anything else?
The answer is, you won’t.
Exactly. This is a litmus test issue for a candidate. If they buy into this nonsense there can only be two reasons, and both disqualify them for public office. Either:
A. They can’t recognize junk science and bogus studies when they see it...which makes them too stupid to be President or
B. They know it’s a scam but they play along because it is politically expedient...which makes them more dangerous than A.