Jeanne Moos did a great video on the campaign" kiss" on CNN tonight. There is a serious side to it and admittedly this is truly a woman's point of view, but to me one measure of a man is how he treats his wife and how she responds to him. It might also be the measure of the candidate.
Watch them with their spouses. The interaction is telling. Just what exactly is for you to decide. McCain virtually ignores his wife. Giuliani's wife is rarely seen. Romney is robotic. Though always part of the scene there is little physical contact between Edwards and Elizabeth, they seem to keep a lid on any spark. Bill and Hillary - I have doubts about the sincerity, but I've never been able to figure out what they have other than political expediency anyway.
The also rans with the exception of Kucinich are pretty bland. He's obviously still enthralled with his spouse. Maybe a little more than tasteful. Twenty something newly weds I can understand - but he isn't twenty something and is a candidate for President.
Public displays of affection should be tempered. Kucinich should know better, especially after the commentary the Gore's lip lock caused a few years back. I do, however, look for a mutual chemistry. A telling glance or an off hand touch.
Chemistry. Comfort with one another paired with affection, admiration and respect - and yes, love. Look at the Obamas. Spontaneous. During the aftermath of a defeat yet!
To me it bodes well. We're not electing robots.
Wow. Looks real to me!