Elizabeth Edwards has made news for being outspoken. “‘I think this is going to be the norm,’ said Sandy Maisel, director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Maine’s Colby College. ‘When you have couples who are both professionals, it’s going to be very unusual for the spouse not running to say, ‘OK, I’m just going to be the wallflower,'” Maisel said.