This is going to seem harsh, but he just lost my vote. Biggest tip-off of a “professionally conservative only” politician: liberal or Democrat wife. Elizabeth Dole. Laura Bush. Barbara Bush. Lindsey Graham. (What? Lindsey isn’t McCain’s wife?)
I am friends and/or colleagues with a lot of socially conservative Southern black women who vote democrat. They are salt of the earth, and so I am not turned off by his wife being such a woman.