Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The Gigolo Factor

Both Instapundit and Best of the Web reference this NY Times poll showing Kerry losing ground among women. They seem to think it's the "Security Moms" factor that is causing Kerry trouble.

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
I'm playing

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 to Chicago Boyz)