Interview in November's GQ -
--"I will say this. I have no desire to walk into a bar and pick up a woman. I love my wife."
--"And maybe if the Internet didn't exist? Like, if I was running in 1955? I'd probably get elected mayor."
--Regarding his wife: "It causes me a great deal of pain in the way she gets reported and the way she gets discussed. Her treatment in the press has been rough. It pains me because I deserve it. She doesn't."
--"I duck it as best I can, but her reputation has become the Woman Who Married an Idiot and Stuck with Him. More of it rolls off my back, because that's the way I am constitutionally. She's more sensitive. I'm just an empty, soulless vessel, so it doesn't hurt me as much."
--"You ask about the higher meaning of sexting, but it was remarkably meaningless. It was almost like a video game you played. One that didn't have much connection to reality."
--Also on sexting: "But this weird synapse in my mind fired in a different direction, and I realized, 'Wait a minute. It's not very significant to me. But it's significant to Huma. It doesn't really matter what I think about it. It kinda matters, the impact it's having on her.' And that switch going off made the game no longer interesting. It wasn't like playing Madden! It wasn't like playing an online role-playing game."