A February 26 Newsweek article by Jonathan Darman and Evan Thomas described former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) as "buff and handsome in late middle age."
As Media Matters for America has noted, MSNBC's Chris Matthews has also applauded Romney's looks, stating that the former governor "has the perfect chin, the perfect hair." Also, on the February 13 edition of Hardball with Chris Matthews, MSNBC political analyst Pat Buchanan said that Romney was an "an extremely handsome man." As Media Matters also documented, The Politico's Roger Simon has claimed that Romney "radiates vigor," while Mike Allen, former White House correspondent for Time (now chief political correspondent for The Politico), touted Romney as someone who "looks like a president."
From the February 26 edition of Newsweek:
There is something a little too good to be true about Mitt Romney. The former governor of Massachusetts and candidate for the Republican presidential nomination is so buff and handsome in late middle age that when a brochure from a recent campaign showed him standing, bare-chested, on a swimming float, he was accused of sexually pandering to women voters. Romney, who is still married to his high-school sweetheart, doesn't drink, doesn't smoke and doesn't swear. His wife has said that, in private, he never even raises his voice.