Four first ladies and a first gentleman

Carol Paul

Image evoked: Betty White
Wardrobe style: Mature chic
Hardship and courage: Having an electrical block to her heart on the campaign trail during the Iowa straw poll
Campaign trail fumble: Having less than gracious thoughts on the campaign trail about anyone who insults her husband
Bad-girl past: Most controversial activities included knitting, cross-stitching and receiving a fox-fur jacket for her 16th birthday (PETA would be appalled)
Noted accomplishment: Once ran a dancing school
Age: 71

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Image evoked:
Bill Clinton
Wardrobe style: Southern-style Brooks Brothers
Hardship and courage: Surviving a triple-bypass operation in 2004
Campaign trail fumble: Calling the depiction of Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump’s complaints on media consolidation only the tip of the iceberg Supreme Court compromise: the case for a temporary justice America might be rooting for the Cubs, but shouldn't be MORE (D-Ill.) as the anti-Iraq war candidate a “fairytale”
Bad-boy past: Where do we begin?
Noted accomplishment: Two presidencies
Age: 59

Cindy McCain

Image evoked: Linda Evans as Krystal Harrington on “Dynasty”
Wardrobe style: Desperate housewife; often wears St. John
Hardship and courage: She suffered from a stroke
Campaign trail fumble: Taking advantage of Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaClinton to campaign in Arizona days before election The Hill's 12:30 Report Why elect man-child Trump when we can have a true leader? MORE’s fumble that “This is the first time I’ve been proud of my country.”
Bad-girl past: Addicted to pain-killers she stole in the mid-1990s, a condition she hid from her husband, Sen. John McCainJohn McCainYes, let’s set politics aside on sage grouse conservation Democrats pounce on Cruz's Supreme Court comments Obama's right to tackle redistricting, but it won't be easy MORE (R-Ariz.)
Noted accomplishment: She is an heiress to a beer distributor, as well as a former rodeo queen and special education teacher
Age: 53

Michelle Obama

Image evoked: Phylicia Rashad as Clair Huxtable
Wardrobe style: Red carpet meets high-powered attorney
Hardship and courage: Dealing with the safety issues of her husband’s presidential campaign, which have included threatening e-mails; she has a full security detail
Campaign trail fumble: Bringing up her husband’s “stinky feet” to Glamour magazine, and her general ongoing scolding and ridicule of him
Bad-girl past: Serial dater. Before meeting Sen. Obama, she was reportedly a demanding girlfriend, breaking up with one guy after another
Noted accomplishment: This Princeton grad was a high-powered Chicago attorney and former vice president of the University of Chicago Medical Center
Age: 44

Janet Huckabee

Image evoked: Elizabeth Dole
Wardrobe style: Backyard barbecue; she has been known to wear moss-green getups and homemade tiger-print ensembles
Hardship and courage: In 1975, she was diagnosed with spinal cancer. She had surgery and radiation treatment and made a complete, miraculous recovery
Campaign trail fumble: Recently stayed at the Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
Bad-girl past: Daredevil. Jumps out of planes; shoots skeet and has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. She likes to hunt and once shot a grenade launcher
Noted accomplishment:  Former Arkansas first lady, PTA president, substitute teacher and pharmacist’s assistant. She was a star basketball player in high school and has completed two marathons
Age: 52