Previously I’d praised Rick Perry’s new eyeglasses, but at that time I’d only seen a still photo. Now that I’ve seen a video, I have to say my approval has gone up a few notches.
He looks faaahbulous. It gives him a soupçon of a hipster vibe, and Rick Perry could use a little of that.
To those who accuse me of triviality, once again I say “yes, but not really,” because people pay attention to looks when they vote. Obama’s perceived hipsterism was probably worth at least 10 points.
In his Jimmy Kimmel appearance, Perry looked and sounded good (as a woman roughly in his age demographic, I’d say very good), relaxed and funny, and he won over a fairly hostile Austin audience. Not bad for a guy who self-destructed in the primaries in 2012 (with a little help from his non-friends, the MSM).
Maybe he should run in 2016 and change his name to a new one along with the new eyeglasses. I bet 20% or so of viewers will think he’s a different person. Call himself “Richard Perry”?
[Hat tip: Ace.]