Everyone agrees that Bush ran especially well with older, married, more tradition-minded women -- probably the voters most likely to be influenced by thoughts of a potential First Lady -- and also probably those most likely to prefer an old-fashioned, supportive one like Laura Bush to a plutocratic eccentric like Teresa Heinz Kerry. Polls show Laura to be one of the most popular Americans, much more so than her husband; Teresa is quite unpopular, even more so than her husband.
Given this, is it possible that Teresa cost John the election? And does this constitute grounds for divorce? John would have to get a good lawyer or else start shopping for another heiress.