Update: Maybe I should have titled this post .. "The scent of a man"
Or "How Republican presidential candidates smell all manly and the Democratic ones are all wusses" *snark*
THE OLFACTORY PRIMARY:
Chris Matthews caused some eyes to roll (and some predictable heads to explode) last week when, musing on the "sex appeal" of Fred Thompson, he asked:
Can you smell the English leather on this guy, the Aqua Velva, the sort of mature man's shaving cream, or whatever, you know, after he shaved? Do you smell that sort of -- a little bit of cigar smoke?
And now, courtesy of today's "Hotline," comes this comment by CNN
anchor Alina Cho after the network aired an interview with Mitt Romney this
morning: He looks great, sounds great, smells great.
It's almost as if Mike Gravel is just one spritz of Old Spice away from being taken seriously by the political press.
This is supposed to be a serious election with primaries and all no?
But they turn right around and focus on the trivial, superficial ""look and feel"(and now smell) aspects of a candidate. And then they wonder where there audiences are gone?
So the candidates have a new smell test to pass? And what is with Chris Matthews strange fascination with another man's smell? Is he one of those types who can't do with out a manly man types or something?
*Bangs Head On Desk*