There's this from the New York Times:
The man from Janesville, Wis., was hoisted onto the love pedestal, a nerd suddenly out of his loafers and into the sex dreams of Republicans, who apparently, unlike Democrats, need this kind of thing . . .
My editor asked me to write a critique of the two men’s attire on the day of the announcement in Virginia, thinking there might be something in their casual look . . .
But one thing bugged me about Mr. Ryan’s appearance on the day of the announcement in Virginia, on the symbolic deck of a battleship. He had on a blazer with an open-neck shirt and dark trousers . . .
So much for his lethal six-pack. He was swimming in his coat, like Tom Hanks in “Big” when he becomes a kid again . . .The Washington Post is not impressed with Ryan's attire either:
On Saturday, Mitt Romney introduced his running mate, Paul Ryan, describing their shared ideals and shared vision for America.
The two, evidently, do not share a tailor . . .
But Ryan (Wis.) appeared rumpled, slightly sloppy for a vice-presidential candidate. As if he’d flown in hours before and mistakenly picked up someone else’s suitcase. His pants sagged at his ankles. His starched, white shirt bunched at his stomach. His dark jacket drooped, better suited for a man of the cloth than a man on a presidential ticket.And then there's this from Buzzfeed:
Over the past few days, you may have found yourself thinking, "Why, is that a gingham sail or is it one of Paul Ryan's shirts?" Unless you were somewhere *really* preppy, it was probably just one of Ryan's shirts. Wherever he goes, there they are those shirts, folding over the waistbands of his baggy pants while he gestures at a sea of Romney posters . . .
Or bunching up around the belly button when he weeps on stage.
They crinkle just about everywhere when he walks around the big Romney bus . . .Contrast that treatment with how female reporters ogled over Obama as he pranced around in tight-fitting jeans on his campaign plane during the 2008 election or how they constantly fawn over how stylish Michelle Obama is. Notwithstanding the observations of the mainstream media about the way Ryan dresses, fellow blogger Debbie Schlussel laments the vanity of many women and some gay men because "Paul Ryan Shirtless" is among the top Ryan search terms on Google. To the disappointment of many, there are no shirtless images of Ryan. You'll have to settle for this picture of Ryan, a P/90X devotee, showing off his impressive biceps with Tony Horton.
|Paul Ryan with P/90X trainer/founder Tony Horton|