Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Eyes wide shut

In her recent op-ed, “Likability Index,” Maureen Dowd presents the US presidential contest as a clash of the introverts. This diagnosis may be off a bit, particularly in Romney’s case – as he seems singularly devoid of the rich inner life typically associated with introversion. Leaving that aside, Dowd also asks an interesting question: “Will Mitt’s new mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, make his run more personable?

Judging from this photograph of Ryan at a campaign rally, the answer must be a resounding “no” – if there is some truth in the old saying that “the eyes are windows to the soul.”