|Michelle Obama on the campaign trail in 2008|
I went on the Internet to read about other political wives that campaigned for and with their husbands. Hillary Clinton made it known early on that she was not going to bake cookies and serve tea in the White House. That statement started angry tongues wagging in Washington. How dare she not act like a cookie baking homemaker and tea server! The media went into a frenzy. When she refused leave President Bill Clinton after his adultery was exposed, Hillary locked the door and threw away the key! Women were ballistic. Hillary should have walked out on Clinton.
Hannity, other Republicans, had actually written off McCain's candidacy. Frankly, they did not like him. They talked more against him than for him. When McCain left the other Republican candidates in the dust, the GOP had no choice but the accept that he would get the nomination. Some Republicans publicly admitted that they would have to "hold my nose" to vote for McCain.
Conservative talkers on radio had nothing good to say about McCain. On the other hand, they had wet dreams about Sarah Palin. They wanted her without McCain.
The media and pundits praised McCain statement. Attacks on Michelle Obama rolled on.