I'm sure many eyes and ears were attentive to the voice of Michelle Obama as she praised her husband's values and declared "I love this country" and equal numbers will be listening to the voice of Cindy when the Republican Conventions begins!
According to the Gallup Poll, Michelle Obama’s Speech Could Make a Difference! Fifty-two percent say a president’s spouse is important to their vote decision.
What do you think? What IS the value of a wife? What characteristics or character qualities do you think are necessary for a wife to be influential? Would it make a difference to you if they weren't married, but just living together? Bring on those opinions and thanks for being gracious as you do!
Career: McCain is the chairman of her family's business, Hensley & Co., one of the country's largest distributors for Anheuser-Busch. She's also involved with several children's health care organizations.
Marriage: Cindy Hensley married John McCain in May 1980. It was the second marriage for McCain, who is 18 years older than his wife.
Family: The McCains have four children together -- Meghan, 23; Jack, 22; Jim, 20; and Bridget, 16. John McCain also has three children from his first marriage.
Childhood and Education: Cindy McCain, 54, who was raised in a wealthy Phoenix family, has a master's degree in special education from the University of Southern California.
Style on the Trail: McCain "is more in the classic mold of the candidate's wife on the campaign trail," said one political scientist. She's been less likely to speak out on the trail.
Criticism: McCain had refused to release her tax returns. Critics said that move was at odds with her husband's message of government openness, and she eventually relented and released the information. Sources: nytimes.com, Reuters
Career: Obama gave up her job as a vice president at the University of Chicago Medical Center to campaign with her husband.
Marriage: Michelle Robinson married Barack Obama in October 1992. The couple met while working for a Chicago law firm.
Family: The Obamas have two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 6.
Childhood and Education: Michelle Obama, 44, grew up on the South Side of Chicago. She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton and her law degree from Harvard.
Style on the Trail: Obama has been known for being strong-minded and outspoken during her husband's campaign. Here, the couple bump fists before his speech on the night he earned enough delegates to claim the Democratic nomination.
Criticism: Obama sparked controversy when she told a Wisconsin crowd in February, "for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country."
Get this - over half of Americans say a presidential candidate's spouse is an important factor in their vote. What's your take on this? Why is the wife of the candidate important to consider? Or perhaps not? Bring those opinions on!