"But if money, mobility, and social freedom afford wealthy women the right to choose whatever suits them best, then why do so the women married to the men who are vying to run the country — almost uniformly wealthy and with superior access to everything money can buy — so frequently choose to give it all up in order to support their husbands? Is their sacrifice so their husbands can have it all a means to a political end? It's tough to pin down where choices stop being individual and start becoming illusions."
"But how is it that so many high powered political wives with husbands who took serious runs at the Presidency in the last decade have chosen the same path? Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Ann Romney? Callista Gingrich, Karen Santorum, Cindy McCain, Anita Perry? These are all vastly different women with different backgrounds and values, curiously on the same path — staying at home and supporting their husbands' careers. Dr. Jill Biden, the late Elizabeth Edwards, and Carol Paul, wife of ex Presidential candidate Ron Paul were the only three spouses of serious male candidates in 2008 or 2012 who had their own careers."