Just as Richard Nixon “lost” the 1960 debate because, although he sounded fine on radio, he looked bad on TV, so modern politicians are going to have to learn to look good even when they’re looming over their audience on 80-inch HD plasma screens. Looking good on a scratchy 32-inch tube doesn’t cut it anymore. I predict booming business for a whole new generation of media advisers and skin care consultants.
Approving nods from the blognoscenti followed. Gosh, even guys from the Corner agreed with Sullivan and Drum. Too bad the claim is trivial.