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The rise of Handsome elitists suck on this for a while.

By Tenpoundbass   Jan 11, 6:58am   2 links   487 views   7 comments   watch (0)   quote

So why not their politics? A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia. The study shows correlation, not causation, but the researchers float a simple economic explanation for why this might happen.

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1   iwog   Jan 11, 7:07am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

2   PCGyver   Jan 11, 7:11am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

iwog says

Sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words.

3   joeyjojojunior   Jan 11, 7:12am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

That conservatives are easily duped by good looking people?

4   PCGyver   Jan 11, 7:12am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

So does this mean that Republicans vote for their candidate based on looks... And not by what they say or do?

5   PCGyver   Jan 11, 7:14am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

joeyjojojunior says

That conservatives are easily duped by good looking people?

Ahhhhh, yeah beat me. ;-)

6   Tenpoundbass   Jan 11, 9:13am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

Ya'll must be Fat!

7   Quigley   Jan 11, 9:27am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The rise of television led to the election of more photogenic Presidents and other influential politicians. Sure, occasionally we get a homely dude in there, but for the most part, our POTUS must be above average in the looks department and have nice hair.
People are shallow! What can we say?
I realized this truth in high school and called Bill Clinton's election to the office of the President from the primary line-up. He was the best looking guy with the best record and was toeing the centrist line. A year and a half later I was proven right.

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