Meghan McCain is in a quandary. Since the election ended her dating life has not been easy. Some dates have voted for Barack Obama and it's awkward. Some dates have man-crushes on her dad, John McCain. And some dates seem to have crushes on her mother, Cindy McCain. Quite a quandary. Plus, dating after college has not been easy. We've put together advice for her.
The National Enquirer may have broken a new scandal. The rag reports that they have proof that the John McCain's wife has been seen out with another man. Cindy McCain was photographed (possibly, it's mad grainy) kissing a ponytailed man at a concert by The Moody Blues.
A friend of Barack Obama says the President-elect has grown closer to his wife during the 21-month campaign, according to an Us Weekly report confirmed by Obama’s sweet shout out to Michelle Obama during her husband’s post-election acceptance speech. “I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last 16 years, the rock of our family, the love of my life, the nation's next first lady,” he said. Aw! He shouldn’t have! Scratch that. He certainly should have! After all, Michelle did leave her $273,618 a-year bread-winning job as the Vice President at the University of Chicago Hospitals to stand by her husband. Like a rock, indeed!
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.
Huffington Post has rounded up a slideshow of John and Cindy McCain showing public displays of affection. Just looking at the lack of PDA between John and Cindy, suggests the would-be president's one true passion is cutting taxes. Little pecks on the cheek here, pats on the arm there, a couple tight-lipped smiles -- the McCains are downright prudish!
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.
Indeed, life-sized Barbie doll Cindy McCain, she of the flaxen-hair and bright white teeth, was not always the bride at the senator's side. McCain left for the Vietnam War married to another woman -- Carol McCain -- with whom he had three children. But their marriage of 15 years disintegrated in 1980 and married his current wife -- blonde beer heiress Cindy -- one month later.
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.
In our series on the 2008 presidential couples, YourTango explores the McCains. From John's time in a Vietnamese prison camp to Cindy's battle with addiction, YourTango gives you all you need to know to decide if the McCains have what it takes to live in the White House. "He was a war hero, a former prisoner in North Vietnam; she was the daughter of a wealthy beer distributor and almost 20 years his junior. They met in 1979 at a reception in Honolulu. 'We both lied about our ages,' Cindy told a reporter. 'I made myself older and he made himself younger.' Before they could marry, he had to divorce his first wife (although they still remain on good terms)."