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The Significant Other Side

The Significant Other Side


Could a two-person tag team be the best bet for our country's success?

While desperately trying to stay abreast of the mess of presidential coverage on TV, I recently sat down and watched Michelle Obama speak at Villanova. Although I did like getting another (albeit sugar-coated) view of Barack's goals and aspirations, I wasn't sure how I felt about the candidate's spouses speaking on their behalf.

I mean, I wouldn't want my husby making any type of speech for me if I was running for prez. He might slip up and say something about my unreasonable stiletto habit or my tendency to skip the news for a Will & Grace rerun. Yes, I know it's a far fetched, since I couldn't even commit to running for student council president in fifth grade. Give up my recess? I don't think so.

Back to reality - is it necessary for Michelle and Bill to come up to the podium and push their significant others' cause? Do we need a more personal take like that? I mean, we're considering these people as our commander-in-chief, not our new best friend.

I have to admit though, it is kind of romantic - although I can't help but shake my head in disbelief everytime I hear Bill say something sweet about Hillary. Is it better to just keep the better halves out of the presidential picture? Or is everyone - like I am - tempted by the idea of two intelligent, competent people guiding our country?



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