I may be unusually focused on color lately, having scored the perfect shoes for an upcoming major event at a local shoe warehouse.
I was at the gym early this morning, plodding away virtuously on the treadmill – and high time, too. Life lately has taken on a dangerous pattern of couches and chocolate.
Before me was the array of four televisions, each on a different channel. At that time of day the first is the Today show, the second the Fox channel, third New England Sports Channel, and the last, some other sports channel too far away for me to see, which works out just fine.
During one of the many, many ads on the Today show, a commercial caught my attention. Two women were walking photogenically along - one in a red dress, the other in royal blue. This set me off musing if there was a manufacturer who perhaps specialized in political dresses.
Just as I’ll bet you’ll never catch Ted Cruz in a blue tie, there are also expectations for the ladies. A woman candidate (or beaming wife of the candidate) stands proudly at the podium, wearing the color of her party – blue for Democrat, red for Republican. In my experience, finding a simple dress in a solid primary color is no small achievement. I’ve often thought that the women anchors on Fox must have entire closets of every shade of red imaginable.Where do they find them?
Then the commercial ended, and there before me were two of the women anchors for the Today show, one in a crimson dress, the other in rose. I swung my eyes over to the Fox tv – their female anchor was in baby blue.
Have I uncovered a seismic shift in political alignment brewing in the broadcast world?