Mr. Stokes: Excellent article.
You summarize what we all saw. 'In stark and stunning contrast, Jack Kennedy was consistently “attentive, alert, with a suggestion of a smile on his lips.' Sound familiar? That’s pretty much a description of every camera shot of Mitt Romney as he listened (and watched) Barack Obama."
Nixon and Kennedy all over a again. Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Of course, Romney's substance was also greater--his words--and his style.