"For a woman to seek or desire the presidency is, in fact so terrible a prospect of spiritual self immolation that the woman who would seek it is psychologically unworthy of the job... (and) what would this imply of the character of the men at that time?"
Love this. Just read AR's biography and started The Fountainhead. And finished the Fountainhead (on page 37). Scary that the mad old bat continues to exert such an influence. It's not that she couldn't write, she just was unable to tell good from bad in her own work and scared the crap out of anyone who tried to edit it. Sorry, but I find her philosophy contradictory and a bit evil. Howard Roark's buildings weren't built by some strong-jawed, muscle-bound, cardboard ideal, they were built by thousands of blue-collar schlubs probably working on minimum wage. The mass of humanity whom Ms Rand has no interest in or time for. America is a big country in scale, vision and heart. Rands philsophy makes it a sour little village populated by shouty assholes.
I would say its okay to cheat on your wife if she's a cruel, mean spirited bitch that treats you like shit and invites your worst enemies over for parties even though you're paying for her lavish lifestyle.