James Carville and Mary Matalin's 'Love and War' Marriage
It’s one thing to be divided in the media over politics, but another issue to be divided at home. Liberal James Carville and his Republican strategist wife, Mary Matalin, have been married for two decades. They have a new book out called, “Love and War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home.”
The couple joined The O’Reilly Factor to discuss what it was like raising a family and being on opposite sides of the political spectrum. “One thing I want out of my life is to not be bored,” Matalin said. “And one thing this man has given me in spades – he is not boring.”
Carville admitted that the Iraq War was one of the hardest issues that bled into their home life. Matalin joked, "I hate the sin, love the sinner."
She added, “I think I’m more conservative than he is liberal. […] What I was trying to do in the case of Iraq was to persuade the significance of spreading democracy as a stability, as a security issue, and he disagreed.”
Should you discuss politics at home? Hear their marriage advice in the clip above.