Jodi Kantor: Campaign or Death March?


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Aside from your politics, do you think you’d have the stamina to endure a presidential campaign? Is the process, which builds in intensity over two years or more, too arduous? And if you’re the candidate’s wife, how do you navigate expectations? Jodi Kantor was here recently talking about her book on the Obamas and their marriage with NY Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson, and they touched on some of the personal challenges that have faced not just Barack and Michelle Obama, but all Presidents and their spouses. Let us know – what do you think a First Lady’s role should be?