On CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” fellow Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin dismisses the coverage of the presidential candidates’ early years. When asked about the stories of Mitt Romney’s high-school bullying and Barack Obama’s high-school marijuana use, Rubin responds:

I say they’re both irrelevant. And [the media] should get on with the true issues.

I say they’re both relevant. Stronger than that, even: required. We’re talking about the president here, the person who decides whether our country goes to war. It’s almost impossible to reach TMI on the background of a candidate for the White House. Key moments in the lives of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are the true issues.