If you break the rules, then you break the rules.
The story linked above also says, [emphasis added to quotes]
President Barack Obama is weighing into the controversy over deflated footballs and says the NFL should be considering how officials can control game balls.
Obama says until the New England Patriots used deflated footballs in the AFC championship game, he didn’t realize each team prepares its own footballs and brings them to the game.
He says he’s assuming the league is going to figure out how officials will be in charge of the footballs from start to finish.
Another story provides a direct quote. Says Obama:
I’m assuming one of the things the NFL’s going to be doing, just to avoid any of these controversies, is figuring out how the officials are in charge of the footballs from start to finish.
So let us paraphrase:
Citizens are weighing into the controversy over ineligible candidates running for the presidency. They say Congress and the Courts should be considering how state officials can control keeping ineligible candidates off the ballot.
Citizens didn’t realize each political party vets (or doesn’t vet) its own candidates and places them on the ballot, unchallenged.
Citizens assume (hope!) that Congress and the Courts, just to avoid any of these controversies, will figure out how state officials will be in charge of vetting presidential candidates from start to finish.
Then nobody else can “break the rules.” Then nobody else can CHEAT.
Our laws are “rules”. The Constitution of the United States is a set of “rules”.
Obama, as we know, has a history of breaking the rules. It is the height of hypocrisy that he criticizes the ironically named Patriots for breaking the rules.