Candidate spouses have received their fair share of attention from this blog, and we certainly aren’t alone. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes a look at the “better half” of each of the top contenders – with handy illustrations! – and discusses whether said attention is beneficial to the campaign and if it differs on party lines.
Are Republican spouses getting more flak than Democrats from the supposedly liberal media? Mr. Kucinich, after all, has been married three times and publicly trolled for dates during a previous presidential campaign. Mr. Dodd dated Bianca Jagger during his many years as a bachelor. But they’re both given almost no chance to win, which may account for the lack of screaming headlines about their wives.
On the other hand, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Giuliani and Mr. McCain are vying for GOP front-runner status along with Mitt Romney — who is the only first-tier Republican still on his first marriage, as he and his wife, Ann, have pointed out.
Entire article here.