"Attention: Welcome to the next generation. The woman who has a tongue ring and wears pearls," Elizabeth Kucinich joked about her accouterment of nine years.
"Some of the blogs and things, they've called me a dirty hippie," she exclaimed in bewilderment to ABC News. "I've never thought of myself as a hippie chick. I am happy with who I am … it's an expression."
Elizabeth Kucinich, who is new to media critiques of her personal style, adds with a laugh, "I'm wearing pearls today!"
The self-confident Mrs. Kucinich has been on the front lines of her husband's second bid for the White House.
She hits the campaign stump for the congressman while he's in Washington working his day job, and tackles policy issues head on.
"If you get Dennis, you get me," she said.
And she argues she's no novice to the campaign trail either. Her husband won re-election to the House in 2006, shortly after their marriage, but the congressman was a bachelor during his first bid for the White House.
"I've been married for just over a year and a half, and I've already been though a primary, a general and a presidential election, so I am learning fast and learning on my feet."
Learning on her feet, Mrs. Kucinich will definitely keep on her toes.this election cycle