I noted the effect here. A commenter on Kevin Drum's blog points out the emerging problem for tired pols:

A couple of months ago I was walking through Best Buy and saw HDTV for the first time (I threw out my TV in 2001, don't want it in my house). It's pretty stunning. But it may tell us more truth about our public figures'lousy skin, thinning hair, malign twitches, lip-curling lies, and pale flab than we ever wanted to know. It's pretty clear that America is not interested in whether the guy they voted for is a lyin' piece of pond scum. Someone will doubtless market a "softening" device for those huge, revealing screens and two bits that someone is a Republican.

Hillary should do an emergency consult with Tim Gunn.

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