Rick Santorum Is Worried About Scott Walker’s Wife Making Him Too “Soft”….

Daisy

According to this, Rick Santorum has spoken out against Scott Walker because his wife may be "soft on gay marriage."

Because, you know, men do whatever their wives do or tell them to do.  Just ask my husband (and then he'll laugh for DAYS AND DAYS about that, y'all).

Tonette was interviewed by the Washington Post, and she is one tough cookie, apparently.  After reading about her, I could totally hang with her.  She's 59 – a "dozen years older than her husband, and comes from a pro-union Democratic family, is part of a 2016 class of political spouses who are more visible and unusual than ever."

She is also described as a "spitfire" who "adds steel to (Walker's) spine."

Well, good on her.  Strong men should be married to strong women.  It just makes sense.

Per Politico:

Tonette Walker told the paper that her husband’s response to the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision — calling for a constitutional amendment allowing states to define marriage how they see fit — was a hard one for her family, since both of the couple’s sons are in favor of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.

 

 

"Our sons were very disappointed,” she said. “I was torn. I have children who are very passionate [in favor of same-sex marriage], and Scott was on his side very passionate.”

 

And Gov. Walker also told the Post that "his wife and sons’ view “doesn’t mean I change my position,” but rather that he might try “finding a different way of explaining it, so they can appreciate where I am coming from.”

Now THERE'S a novel idea.  People having different viewpoints and still getting along and having respect for one another. People having different viewpoints within the SAME FAMILIES, even, and still loving one another.

Go figure.

If you haven't noticed yet, I disagree with Santorum on this.  I happen to be married to a guy with whom I disagree about things on a regular basis, and I LIKE it that way.  He's not planning on running for office anytime soon (he'd also laugh for days and days about that idea), but if he did, he'd listen to me disagree with him about stuff, he'd take things into consideration, and then he'd ultimately make his own decisions.  Because he's just as strong as I'm strong.  I would hope Santorum is, too.

I don't know about you other chicks out there, but if Mr. Daisy agreed with me about everything, I'd be bored out of my mind. My convictions are strong and so are his, and put simply, I need to be challenged.  I also need a man who's strong who can handle my strength.  It's part of my genetic code.  No wusses allowed.  That's one of the big reasons I'm attracted to him – he can handle me.  I assume it's one of the reasons Scott Walker is attracted to his wife – because of her strength and the fact that she's able to stand up for what she believes in, yet she's still able to love and respect those who don't believe everything she does lock, stock, and barrel.  From what I can see, those two seem very compatible.  Scott doesn't seem to be whipped by her at all.  This is a guy who took on the unions – I think he can handle his wife giving him opinions about stuff, for crying out loud.

The bottom line is that leadership isn't about being coddled and agreed with and told you're wonderful all the time and being told that you can heal the freaking oceans, because you're that much of a special snowflake.

(sound familiar?) 

Leaders need to be challenged, and I believe that begins at home on a personal level – in many cases, it includes a strong wife challenging a strong husband.  In this case, it includes perspective, and that's lost on several of our candidates.  It has been for the past few elections, in case people haven't noticed our track record.  Voters feel that our side of the aisle is out of touch.  Well, perspective is a good thing to have – whether it be through life experience or through that chosen tribe of people that you're traveling through life with.  What Walker does with that is up to him, obviously, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with perspective and a differing opinion and a challenge. Especially one given out of love, for crying out loud.  While Santorum thinks that Tonette Walker could potentially be Kryptonite, I think she's an asset.  

Strong wives usually are.