Beards and politics

Nice essay and slideshow about beards in politics.  It’s been 96 years since we’ve had a presidential candidate with a beard.  Slate has some fun putting facial hair on Romney and Obama.  My favorite:

I guess this means I could not run for president in my present state (though, as I’ve done in recent years, will shave off on graduation day):

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to Beards and politics

  1. Travis Hargett says:

    The best part of this post is the picture of your daughter. She’s adorable (I don’t say that often about kids.)

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