Wives of McCain, Obama: Hurting or Helping? In American politics, first ladies have long been an important fixture. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about the roles Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain are playing in their husbands' presidential campaigns.
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Wives of McCain, Obama: Hurting or Helping?

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Wives of McCain, Obama: Hurting or Helping?

Wives of McCain, Obama: Hurting or Helping?

Wives of McCain, Obama: Hurting or Helping?

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In American politics, first ladies have long been an important fixture. To find out what impact a candidate's spouse has on the race for the White House, co-host Steve Inskeep talks with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. They discuss the roles Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain are playing in their husbands' presidential campaigns.