Opinion: Politics and good looks tend to go hand in hand
Published 11/02/2010, The Daily Republic
Politics, the old saying goes, is show business for ugly people.
That may have been true once, but it seems less credible all the time. As TV and video become more and more important in campaigns, candidates have upgraded their wardrobes and political parties seem more interested in attractive people to run for office.
South Dakota is no different than the rest of the nation and world. Our two main candidates for the U.S. House attracted a bit more attention nationally in part because of their good looks.