Today, I was lucky enough to hear Michelle Obama speak. She is sensational; I do not yet know who I am voting for for president, but I would go listen to Michelle Obama speak about anything.
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to hear Bill Clinton speak. I've heard him before, but, man, he knows how to get a room going.
Neither of these people are actually running for office themselves, as far as Mike Livingston or I knows, which is interesting in itself, but also linguistically. If I am going to go around listening to the spouses of presidential candidates, I need a better expression than, "the spouses of presidential candidates."
I feel like, for right now, I'm going with "first person hopeful."