May The Best Looking Candidate Win!

No one can debate that physical beauty is a vital asset in life; the cosmetic industry is recession-proof for a reason. But just how much of an advantage can beauty give you? Can youth and beauty win a presidential election? Noted economist Daniel Hamermesh, a professor at The University of Texas, argues that beautiful people are absolutely more successful than the more homely. The research outlined in his book, Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People are More Successful, shows that better looking individuals are more productive, receive higher pay, are more likely to be employed, are better negotiators and have more attractive spouses (well, we all new that one).

Political views aside, do you think beauty played a role in the outcome of the Florida Primary results? If you were completely ignorant to the candidates views and stances, where would you cast your vote?

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