I wonder though if a “Gigolo Factor” isn’t also in play.
Kerry’s life history isn’t one that a lot of women would find attractive. Kerry married his first wife, a billionaire heiress, divorced her, had their marriage annulled in the Catholic Church, ran through some girl friends and then married another billionaire heiress. Kerry is not a man who has made his own money. His 3 year sojourn as a private sector attorney and an investment in a cookie company don’t seem to have netted him much. His jet setting lifestyle depends wholly on his second wife’s inherited Republican money.
Kerry isn’t a case of a multimillionaire marrying a billionaire. This guy doesn’t have much beyond his $150,000 senator salary. If he hadn’t been a Senator he probably wouldn’t have gotten to first base. The fact that he married super-rich twice also looks a little seamy.
It’s the 21st Century and intellectually most woman wouldn’t want to judge a man’s character on the basis of the wealth of the women he loves but I can’t help but wonder if when they see Kerry with Teresa they hear ever so softly in the back of their minds:
I’m Just a gigolo
everywhere I go
people know the part
Paid for every dance
selling each romance
Oh what their saying
There will come a day
And youth will pass away
What will they say about me
When the end comes I know
they’ll say just a gigolo
Life goes on without me
That’s got to be good for a couple of points worth of “yech” in the polls.
(cross posted at Shannon Love’s Blog)