My wife has been my closest friend, my closest adviser. And … she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.
BARACK OBAMA, Tavis Smiley Show, Oct. 23, 2006
“Maybe I should’ve married someone who knew diddly-squat about economics and was proud of her country.”