The question nobody (else) is asking about the “Obama attended debate moderator’s wedding” story:
Was it an amiable divorce? Or a bitter one?
Obama was a student at Harvard Law School when he attended Raddatz’s 1991 wedding to Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later call upon to head the Federal Communications Commission. Obama and Genachowski were classmates, and Obama was a guest at his wedding “along with nearly the entire Law Review,” ABC News said. Raddatz and Genachowski divorced in 1997.
Hey, I get the conflict. I was all over the Gwen Ifill thing last time around. I have a little trouble getting worked up over this one, since it was 21 years ago. If it had been…oh, I dunno, in the last 8 years, maybe. Especially because, in that case, Obama would have also skipped out on something official, like a foreign leader’s visit or Senate vote.
But notice that they were divorced in 1997. I think the important question is: how bitter was the divorce?