I couldn't help but notice a disturbing double standard in Kevin Elmer's commitment to keep his young children (ages 4, 7 and 9) in Nixa schools if he's elected to Congress.
Can you imagine how that decision would be received if Elmer was a mommy instead of a daddy? There aren't any mommies in the race to replace Roy Blunt yet, but I think we can all agree that a woman promising to keep her children in Missouri while she's in DC four days a week would be treated quite differently than a man. Elmer, for his part, is convinced that his decision as a father will be attractive to voters.
This isn't a comment on Elmer's decision -- he knows what's best for his children -- just a comment on the sexist double standard.
Maybe Blaine Luetkemeyer can weigh in when he gets the chance. I recall some pretty strong feelings from Blaine about Judy Baker's decision to even consider running for Congress (she had two children in college and one in high school at the time).