The book “Watergate: A Novel” brings up an interesting point that we see with presidents and their wives. In the book Pat Nixon, the First Lady to Richard Nixon, has an affair with another man and instead of leaving President Nixon to have a better relationship with someone, she stays with him because it is her “duty” as First Lady to be beside her husband, even though President Nixon was proven to be a paranoid psychopath
With the passing of Nancy Reagan this week, we can see how much she truly loved her husband, President Ronald Reagan. But that is not always the case with Presidents and their wives. We’ve heard in the past the rumors of current President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama having problems in their relationship. But the First Lady can’t just leave their husband because it would make the most powerful man in the country look bad. And then their is the proven affair of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, even though Hillary Clinton knows about the affair she still remains with him today and has him by her side while she is running for President at this time. This tells us that being the First Lady can be a tough job if you don’t love the man that runs the country any more and the only time the First Lady can leave the President is the day they die.