OTB GETS RESULTS
Kevin Drum, doing his Iowa postmortem, asks
[W]hat’s up with the LA Times’ choice of this picture (see) of Howard Dean for today’s paper? Are they trying to make him look like Hitler? I browsed through Yahoo’s collection of Iowa election photos (several hundred of them), and every single other picture of Dean is a perfectly good one. This is the only picture that makes him look like a frothing, Nuremburg-ish nutball, and it’s the one they chose for their page 10 photo roundup. Who made that call?
Steve Bainbridge notes that
[T]he Reuters photo gallery had a number of other shots of Dean that were, to say the least, unflattering.
In fairness to the Times, moreover, the picture they chose does convey the wildman impression many took away from Dean’s speech.
Indeed. I’d add that Dean sounded even nuttier listening to it on NPR this morning than he seemed on television last night. If Bob Novak thinks you’re over-the-top then, brother, you’re over-the-top.
I think Dean is just one of those unfortunate non-photogenic people. Kind of a bummer for a presidential candidate.