One Reason I’m Likely Not To Be Elected President

The LA Times has an interesting piece today regarding tonsorial trajectory (their words, not mine) of candidates for office. After all, we haven’t had a candidate with facial hair since William Howard Taft. Note that Abraham Lincoln was elected cleanshaven and grew his famous beard between election and inauguration. Bill Richardson has shaved his post-election beard (and Al Gore grew his after the election). Currently, the highest ranking person in the Obama adminstration with facial hair is Eric Holder, the Attorney General nominee.

So, when do you think America will be ready for a bearded politician again?