Hey Kirt your "Smorgasbord" about the security clearance forgets to mention that a background of drug use and hanging with people advocating the overthrow of the US government might disqualify for you for military service and working at a defense contracotr, but at least you can still be a congressman, senator or even PRESIDENT of the United States.
Bill Clinton never obtained a full clearance, and neither did a lot of his staff. It took Executive Privilige to allow a lot of his people to get access to sensitive material including for Secretary of State Halfbright. Hillary never could get one either.
We know that Barak Hussein Obama has personally hung with numerous well-known seditious characters, and admits to cocaine use. That won't stop him from being elected. In fact I predict that he will win in November.