Back when Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was still a potential candidate for the presidency, there was a story somewhere about how his relationship with his wife might be construed by some to reveal him as weak. As I remember it, he had gotten married and after a time his wife left him and moved to California. Later, she came back and they reconciled and remarried.
Why that history reveals Daniels to be weak, I cannot explain. But apparently it did, at least for a few people.
If that was actually a problem for Daniels politically, then Mike Pence, Republican candidate for governor of Indiana, may have a similar problem.
At the end of an article in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, there is a short discussion of how Pence will be traveling the state during his campaign. First it mentions that Pence’s wife is a pilot but that Pence says he will “be spending more time in a pickup truck than an airplane.”
The article ends with :
Now, I would argue that this is Pence respecting his wife’s fears out of love for his wife. But I know there are plenty of people who would see this differently.