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Origin and correct meaning of “make political book”

Re-watching old episodes of the X-Files. In which Agent Mulder says: (paraphrasing) just pseudo-science used to make political book (Transcript here) (FYI The Episode was written by Mat Beck) ...
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What is the origin of the word “optics” that's prevalently used now in politics?

Here’s an example from RealClearPolitics: But the optics bode well for a party whose chances of winning the White House depend on attracting many more Hispanic voters than it did four years ago.¹ ...