It's difficult to overstate the enormity the White House's upcoming loss, but President Barack Obama will be losing one of his greatest strategists and advisors next Friday, December 7th.
I speak, of course, of the facial hair that currently resides upon David Axelrod's upper lip…
Last month, Earlier Axelrod said he would shave if one of [MSNBC's Joe] Scarborough's election predictions came true: That Republican Mitt Romney would carry either Pennsylvania, Michigan or Minnesota. Obama won all three.
Axelrod also said he would submit to a shave if Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski raised more than $1 million for Axelrod's charity, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy — and they did.
No word yet whether the mustache will be replaced with a Van Dyke style beard or, perhaps, some thick mutton chop sideburns. Or maybe just a face full of unkempt stubble. Really we're all just speculating at this point. All we really do know is that whatever form of facial hair takes up the gauntlet from the iconic mustache will have some pretty big shoes to fill.
David Axelrod — the mustache's host — is also stepping out of the political arena to begin working with the University of Chicago for whatever that's worth.
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I didn't think the stakes could get any higher than "most important," but they just did: David Axelrod and Joe Scarborough have placed a facial-hair related bet on the election…
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David Axelrod on the redness of North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida…
"Anybody who thinks those states are in the bag is half in the bag themselves."
That may be the case, but if you think North Carolina is going to tip toward Obama at this point then you are probably on some sort of strong hallucinogenic. Because, really, what is blue or red anyway? They're just illusions. Everything is an illusion. Oh my God, all of life is nothing more than a puff of illogical imagination emanating from David Axelrod's mustache?
When your really think about it, that's about as likely as Obama taking N.C.
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Despite all the very sad-face-inducing spin coming from the Obama camp, it would appear that they have acknowledged that maybe things didn't go so well for their team last night. But don't worry. David Axelrod promises some changes in tack for next time…
David Axelrod, Obama’s senior campaign strategist, said they are going to take "a hard look" at Obama’s debate performance and that they’ll "have to make some judgments about where to draw the lines in these debates and how to use our time."
"It's like a playoff in sports," Axelrod said to reporters on a conference call, adding that there are strategic judgments "that have to be made and we’ll make them."
Now, I don't know if David Axelrod reads this blog, but I assume he does because I have very little sense of reality. That said, I have a small strategic suggestion: Next time, tell Obama to try to win. It's a left field idea, I know. But sometimes you've got to do crazy stuff to throw people off their games.
Oh, also: Absolutely no sleeping pills before the debate!
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Tags: Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Debates
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