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Before they make love tonight (and we're assuming they will), Barack Obama will have some choice words for his wife, and we can only imagine what they are. Actually, we have imagined them. Here are the five things Barack might say to Michelle as they get ready to do the nasty.
Politics: you can't escape 'em. Even if you're not a die-hard CNBC junkie you probably have an opinion about the 2008 Presidential election, and if you don't, well that's a political decision as well. And no matter how hard you try, affairs of state will enter into your relationship in some form or another. So whether you're thinking about discussing Sarah Palin with your new beau, aruging about voting with your old man or wondering what goes on between Barack and Michelle, YourTango's got you covered. Check out our stories below to find out about the intersection of politics and relationships.
Sex and politics? Although the combination may sound strange, the two controversial subjects met yesterday at the New York Museum of Sex. The third presidential debate aired last night on every news network and also on screens inside the New York Museum of Sex. Google News reports that, "The session of naked politics took place in a hall where dozens of TV screens only minutes earlier had been filled with quite a different kind of nudity."
It's bad enough to be single and watch happy couples being all cute in public. But now we have a PDA-prone Democratic presidential candidate to make us feel extra-lonely on those long, cold nights. Rubbing salt in open wounds, Huffington Post has rounded up a slideshow of Barack and Michelle Obama nuzzling, kissing and cuddling. The couple has already earned praise for being a model of a healthy, happy relationship. I mean, really, how in-love are these two? It's enough to melt a Republican's heart!
You probably heard that news that John McCain's VP nominee Sarah Palin has a seventeen-year-old daughter, Bristol, who is pregnant and plans to marry the father. In today's New York Times there's a piece with the headline, "In Political Realm "Family Problem" Emerges as Test." Swap in the word "relationship" instead of "political," and you could be describing the experience of meeting your significant other's family. The questions in both the political and relationship realms are these: How much is someone's family a reflection of them, and should your lover's clan influence the decisions you make about him or her? In the relationship realm, someone's family probably isn't a
In many families, brothers from different mothers (or fathers) never give a second thought to the "half" nature of their relationship. Not so with Cindy McCain and half-sister Kathleen Hensley Portalski. The pair, daughters of Jim Hensley, founder of the beer company that Cindy oversees, sit on opposite sides of the political fence. In an interview with US Weekly, Portalski voiced her support for Barack Obama, saying that she and her half-sister share different political viewpoints. Portalski, whose mother was Hensley's first wife, described Cindy as "standoffish" to the weekly. She also said the potential First Lady had never made efforts to reconcile a relationship, though there was no mention of what the original beef between the two had been.
Scarlett Johansson appears to have pushed back her wedding to Ryan Reynolds. It looks like the culprit is Obamania. She has it and her twin brother works on the campaign thus enabling her craving. She wants to wait until after the election to do the wedding stuff or so goes the conjecture.
Finally, someone is asking the voters the tough questions. Which candidate would you rather kiss? Overwhelmingly Match.com users would rather pucker up with Barack Obama than John McCain. The 1,433 readers, per Reuters, rated Obama higher than McCain by a 77 to 23 ratio. The article goes on to mention that the poll was not scientific, which in this case probably means that the users had to practice kissing their hands rather than stand-ins for the Senators.
The Advocate's August issue is running a fun sidebar on artsy condoms that will hopefully help bring sexy back to protected sex (you've read recent STD statistics, right?). The condom wrapper, perhaps sick of being tossed heartlessly aside while its contents get all the attention, has found its voice. As The Advocate points out, it could produce some interesting chemistry were a die-hard Republican to meet an Obama-adorned condom carrier. Sending condoms with Bush's likeness to the head of his abstinence program could cause a chuckle, if those people do that type of thing. Chuckling, that is.
There has never been a single president. And for good reason. It's a tough job and the person in power can use a good woman (or man) at his (or her) side. Tango examines the eight frontrunning candidates to find out which couple has what it takes to make it in the White House.