It's an impressive lineup of spouses in Campaign 2008, says Robert Watson of Florida's Lynn University, who studies this sort of thing. Even Bill Clinton is kinda good. The one bum?
Mr. Watson predicted a possibly challenging road for the wife of former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former Judith Nathan, who is the only first-spouse candidate he said would not be impressive.
While she forged her own significant professional career as a nurse before marrying Mr. Giuliani in 2003, New York's tabloids have criticized her as "the other woman" in the breakup of Mr. Giuliani's second marriage. (This is her third marriage also.) Lately, his campaign has kept her under wraps while it deals with coverage of reports that when he was New York's mayor, the city paid for a security detail for Miss Nathan. They have denied the misuse of city funds.
But it will be absolutely hoo-larious when Rudy interrupts high-level diplomatic meetings to take her cell phone calls!
Bonus question: Who are the only two divorced First Ladies?