Photos are from The Age. This is probably a somewhat sexist post. I should be focusing on the political aspirants and not their wives. But other do politics so much better than I ever could, so I just go for the easy option, women's looks.
No one could accuse Michelle Obamba of being a stunningly beautiful woman. She is very fit though. She recently out push upped Ellen Degeneres with twenty five push ups. Not a bad effort for a woman of her age. She does make the best of herself from perhaps not the highest starting base.
But the presidential challengers who battle between themselves for a chance to go against Obama both have wives. Romney's wife may well have had a little nip here or a tuck there, but she does look relatively normal in spite of the absurd sleeve cuffs.
For the really weird and truly scary, you have to go to Gingrich's third and current wife. My dear Americans, do you really want this pair as President and First Lady?