March 18, 2007
THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF HDTV: "For example, though I've never met him, my understanding from those who have is that McCain's image of vitality is very carefully projected, and that when you actually meet him up close, he looks pretty frail. Will that come out on HDTV? How about Hilary? HDTV is least kind to older women; I'd bet it puts at least ten years on her. I suspect that Obama is the only candidate who will actually look good on HDTV; he's younger, and even light black skin ages better than caucasian."
UPDATE: Reader Patrick Sennett emails: "The discussion on janegalt ignores Fred Thompson, who is on HD every week and fares pretty well."