His look isn’t tricking voters
Re “Rick Perry’s optics,” Opinion, June11
Wearing elevator shoes doesn’t make a mantaller. Wearing a padded bra doesn’t mak e awoman buxom. These simple facts are evident to most anyone bright enough to fill out and turn in a general election ballot.
Yet former Texas Gov. Rick Perry apparently feels that wearing nerdy eyeglasses will cause voters to think he’s smarter than he was in 2012.
Oh, well, let him affect the professorial look. If nothing else, Perry’s newfound confidence will lead him to resume making half-baked remarks on which late-night comics will eagerly feast. We’ll need a lot of laughs to endure the 2016 campaign.