I'd really drifted away from watching cable news for several years, but on these big primary news days, one needs to shift back. In the meantime, I've gotten used to watching most programming either on DVD or else in high definition. Once you grow accustomed to it, it's really striking to turn back to something low def like MSNBC or CNN. One can't help but think that if these news channels broadcast in higher definition, it would make a big difference to how some of these candidates look and, in turn, how the voters perceive them. John McCain, most notably, is covering up some very old man looking skin under a big ol' layer of makeup in a way that I bet wouldn't work nearly as well.

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