Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Why Do Republicans Attack the Wives of Democratic Candidates?
Or am I not listening? Was Laura Bush attacked when George ran for President in 2000? How about Dole's wife? Or McCain's? Maybe I just don't read articles from the opposing view. But I just don't see why demeaning these women is helpful or fair or even human. Hillary's problems as a viable candidate might date back to the attacks launched on her as a wife of the candidate in '92 and '96. The groundwork was laid then. Why do Republican pundits see wives as fair game for attacks? Why do they care about their hair style, their weight, whether they bake cookies, their words even.
Can somebody explain this?