Watching the news reports of the day-by-day campaigning, I noticed something a bit odd. Almost every time you see McCain, you see his wife Cindy with him. She often introduces him. She’s always traveling with him. He recently offered to have her pose topless (OK, she’s attractive for her age, but she’s also 54; isn’t that a bit old for that sort of career change?). I can’t remember the last time you saw a candidate with his wife attached to him at the hip like this. Even Bill and Hillary weren’t together that much in 1992.
Obama, by contrast, is generally on his own on the road; Michelle shows up for some of his events and does her own events. And of course, she’s raising two children.
Nothing is done by mistake on a presidential campaign. Does Cindy travel with her husband to show he has a much younger wife? To keep his famously volcanic temper under control? I don’t know the answer, but it does seem a bit weird to me.