We don't know whether The Story is true--you know: The Story, about John Kerry--but we do know this: We're not supposed to care. Because only prudes, morons, and sickos would care.
You know full well that the Democratic party, en masse, doesn't care: Their only concern is electability, and what will the rubes and squares think?
I say, every voter gets to act on the criteria he cares about. Every voter--every person--gets to choose what he values: what he admires, what he disdains. And he doesn't have to tell anyone, doesn't have to explain: He can just enter that booth, close that curtain behind him, and do his thang, all nice 'n' American.
...If you care, my friend, you don't have to feel guilty about it. So too, you don't have to discuss it with anyone. Just sift, and consider, as you will.