I am married to a man who shares my political views. It is unimaginable to me having it otherwise, but I know mixed-political marriages and relationships exist. Look at James Carville and Mary Matalin–they actually make a living off of the dynamic (and frankly I wonder sometimes if it’s real). I saw them on a news talk show recently, and I studied them closely, trying to imagine what life is like in the Carville-Matlin household. She totally supports Herman Cain, and he was laughing at the man. I was inspired to do this cartoon, only I flipped the genders and political parties, giving the woman the upper hand in the race as it stands now.
Maybe marriages of political adversaries work well, and thrive on the fireworks….I’ll never know. Mine thrives on–among other things–solidarity in making fun of the opposition. And, of course, the whole political circus.
I also watched Gloria Cain last night when she was interviewed on Fox, and felt sad for her. My guess is she is living in a dream world; I don’t wish her ill. And while we don’t know the truth of the allegations against Cain, I think she may be in for a hard fall soon. Being married political adversary pundits is one thing, but married to a politician is quite another animal altogether.