Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Politics of Style
When Michelle Obama wears a dress, people ask who designed it. When Ann Romney wears a dress, they ask how much it cost. In the case of Romney and Obama, they wear their party differences on their sleeves, or lack thereof. One day in the future, we may have two female presidential candidates whose words will be more scrutinized than their outfits. But for now, First Lady fashion is a critical element in a man's race for the White House, and the wardrobe of both wives shape the political discourse as much as any scripted speech.