Is it such a grave offense for a spouse to take an active role in a political campaign?

Apparently, only if you’re the wife of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. In a striking tale of two wives, Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman‘s spouse, Gisele, is held up as a paragon of grace and intellect by the mainstream press, while Casey DeSantis is berated, diminished, and discredited.

In the heartland of Pennsylvania, Sen. Fetterman and his wife, Gisele, lead a family life with their three young children. Gisele has shown remarkable resilience, stepping up for her husband after his debilitating stroke during his Senate campaign. She tirelessly attended rallies and liaised with the press, a champion of her husband’s cause.

Similarly, Gov. DeSantis’ wife, Casey, has been an indispensable part of her husband’s political journey since their marriage in 2009. She started off as his booking agent and now manages her own projects while engaging effectively with both crowds and reporters. Her tease of her husband’s campaign launch on Twitter was met with excitement.

Despite the striking parallels in their involvement in their husbands’ political careers, Casey and Gisele have been treated vastly differently by the mainstream press. While Gisele was painted as a ‘running mate’ with an intellect and a grace that inspired adoration, Casey has been depicted as a liability and a manipulative character.

The narrative spun around Casey is concerning. A ‘hit piece’ from Politico casts her as the “Casey DeSantis Problem” and labels her as Gov. DeSantis’ greatest liability, akin to Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth. Yet, there is a blatant omission of any such criticism aimed at Gisele, even when her husband’s health status could arguably make her role more influential.

This stark contrast paints a clear picture of media bias. Politico’s portrayal of Casey as a scheming character, intent on deposing the metaphorical ‘king’, Donald Trump, is manipulative and driven by a clear agenda. The corporate press seeks to stoke the fire of conflict between Trump and DeSantis for their own gains – viewership, subscriptions, and to divert attention away from Biden’s shortcomings on issues ranging from border security to the debt ceiling.

When faced with an apparent threat to the traditional family structure, the liberal press seems to retaliate. Yet, in the case of Gisele and Casey, this backlash is clearly targeted. The media holds no principles; it’s all a game of power. Similar criticisms against Gisele would undoubtedly be labeled as misogynistic, while Casey is depicted as a “vindictive” power broker.

Such attacks against conservative women are not unprecedented. Look no further than the treatment of former First Lady Melania Trump, whose marriage, personality, and even parenting were under constant assault. Nevertheless, she handled these blows with dignity and grace.

Like Melania, Casey is a mother. With three young children and her recent triumph over breast cancer, Casey’s personal narrative adds a layer of resilience and strength to her character. Her midwestern upbringing and relatable backstory of supporting her husband in his early career resonate with many Americans’ values of loyalty and devotion.

Casey is not just the Governor’s wife, but also a political figure in her own right. Through initiatives like Mamas For DeSantis and her online cancer support resource, she has established her own footprint on Florida’s political landscape.

The Fettermans have already demonstrated the power of spousal involvement in electoral success. Yet, instead of learning from this, the biased corporate press prefers to attack Casey, overlooking the potential advantages this could bring to DeSantis’ campaign. In this distorted media portrayal, it seems that only conservative women, like Casey, are targeted while their liberal counterparts are exalted.

Source: DailyCaller

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