Should Gabrielle Giffords make a complete recovery from her attempted assassination there may be bigger things in her political career. If she has Presidential ambitions it’s difficult to see how she could be denied.
As a moderate Democrat she has broad appeal. She is beloved by all who know her. And her husband is an astronaut. You don’t get more American than that.
While it’s way too early to weigh in on her prognosis following rehab, there are many examples of those with severe traumatic brain injury that have made complete recoveries, e.g. Bob Woodruff and Kimberly Dozier.
And just how cool would it be to have an astronaut as the first spouse?