Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Democrats Resorting to "Hotness Factor"?!
Wow, this is the type of fluff/filler article that I would write --but mine would be a bit tongue in cheek. Supposedly that's what sets journalists apart from Bloggers...they are serious professionals and we are typing dopes in pajamas. Never mind the fact that my journalism teacher adored me (even with my conservative slant) and he was the editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer for years...
But I digress... It seems that previous over-confidence that Dems would snatch back the House and the Senate from the GOP is waning (articles over at the Kos Kids community verifies that fact) and now the MSM is resorting to casting the race to the realm of beauty contests.
"...Attractive politicians have an edge over not-so-attractive ones. The phenomenon is resonating especially this year. By a combination of luck and design, Democrats seem to be fielding an uncommonly high number of uncommonly good-looking candidates.
The beauty gap between the parties, some on Capitol Hill muse, could even be a factor in who controls Congress after Election Day.
Democratic operatives do not publicly say that they went out of their way this year to recruit candidates with a high hotness quotient. Privately, however, they acknowledge that, as they focused on finding the most dynamic politicians to challenge vulnerable Republicans, it did not escape their notice that some of the most attractive prospects were indeed often quite attractive..." (source)
Now, they need to look back at The Hill's '50 Most Beautiful faces on Capital Hill' and remember that the overwhelming majority were Repubs.
I'm not judging the logic --it's my logic... of course better looking candidates have an easier chance of being elected. This is America. There is a local race here where the Democratic challenger looks like a little troll and I was just thinking to myself, "keep playing this commercial and you're doing our work for us".
But I expect more from the "drive-by media"...aren't they supposed to at least feign a modicum of intellectual superiority?!