I don’t know about you — but I like that in the law we have a statue of limitations. You can just go back so far and then it becomes unfair. Over time, and over a long time, peoples’ memories fade and they lose the ability to defend themselves and hence the limitation in law.
And in politics? people change over many, many years. I am sure you are not the same person you were 21 years ago. Politics does not have a statute of limitations but maybe they should all think about it – not legislate it but just all sort of follow it, make it part of the political culture to only go back so far.
The question for me, if I were a voter in New Mexico, is how would this candidate vote today on issues (and perhaps the last 10 years and of course tomorrow.)