The Post puts whatever they want on the cover. I don't think he pushed this picture on them.
2nd, his wife isn't exactly much younger than he is. She's 52, he's 62. So they're about 10 years apart. Most guys tend to be a bit older than their wives so 10 years isn't exactly a huge difference. FWIW, Nancy was 10 years younger than Ron, or the same difference between Rudy and his wife. Is there really a huge difference between a 2nd wife who's 10 years younger and a 3rd wife who's 10 years younger?
Also, I don't know too much about the 1st marriage. Apparently they discovered that they were actually 1st cousins after the marriage and had it annulled so I don't know if it would count as failed. The 2nd one, yes.
I think, to a certain extent, him being from NYC is just going to ratchet this up 1000% and there's going to be way more press coverage on things like this than for a guy from a smaller market with less of a profile.
The thing is, the Post is generally pro GOP and pro conservative, so it's not like they did this to get him or anything. They had to think it would help.
"They had to think it would help."
I guess we'll see in the end. :)