I should say that I watched Bush in high-definition, and on regular TV, he didn’t look so exhausted.
Clearly we’re seeing a technology paradigm shift at work. 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 advisors and skin care consultants.