Should political candidates be judged on who their spouses are?

  • Political Candidates should not be judged on account of who their spouses are

    Political candidates are the individuals who should be scrutinized because they are the ones who will provide representation not their spouses. It is true that the spouses will also become political figures, but their actions should not be used as a way to determine eligibility or lack there of for a political candidate to hold a position. If this is the case, it would mean that a large number of political candidates would not be eligible for any political role if who their spouses are, played a major role in the decision making process. Putting this consideration at the forefront can prevent the best political candidates from gaining a chance to serve their communities.

  • They are influential and should be judged.

    Actually, I think to an extent we should look at who political candidates are married to. There's no way to avoid the fact that when it comes to public policy, the husband or wife of a candidate is a very influential constituent. They have more ability to change opinion than a lobbyist or other voter.

  • No, candidates for political office should not be judged by their spouses.

    No, candidates for a political office should not be judged by who their spouses are. The goal of a political campaign is to provide the voting public with enough information to make an informed decision about who they wish to elect to the office. Is not a popularity contest in which the candidate's spouse should not play a role.

  • Not at all

    No, they do not need to be judged by the person that they decided to spend the rest of their lives with, because that was a choice that was all up to them, and it is what they decided will make them happy for the rest of their lives they have.

  • No political candidates should not be judged on their spouses.

    No,political candidates should not be judged on their spouses.A political candidate can have perfectly good judgment while their spouse does not .When it comes down to it each person is responsible for their own actions no matter who they are married to or how their partner chooses to act on their own.

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