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Just as important as the candidates in these campaigns, are the people standing behind them. Not the campaign directors or donors, but the husbands and wive that support their spouses. Someday they could be the new First Lady or First Gentleman – and that can be a big role.
On a personal note, it was really difficult to title this blog post. At first it was all about the cutesy idea of candidates and the wives who support them, but Marcus Bachmann kind of threw a wrench in that plan. Using “spouse” seemed far too archaic and formal for this blog, and with all the allegations against Herman Cain, we couldn’t very well talk about their “significant others” (yes, I went there). We went with “other half” because it seemed to fit. Often these wives – and husband – are there for just about every stop on the campaign. They’re supportive in public, often speaking along with their spouses at events, and they spend an enormous amount of time behind the scenes campaigning for their other halves.
So we thought it would be a good idea to show them off a bit.
Ironically, we only had one photo of Herman Cain’s wife, Gloria on our site. Think what you will about that, we just wanted to point it out.
But we got the rest of the “halves” here: Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Anita Perry, Carol Paul, Marcus Bachmann, Callista Gingrich, Mary Kaye Huntsman, and Karen Santorum. We pulled all the photos from our new 2012 US Presidential election site. You should check it out if you’re in the market for any photos covering the political campaigns for each of the GOP Candidates or President Obama.
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