Axelrod Bets His Mustache on Obama Win He'll shave the 40-year-old 'stache if prez. loses MI, MN or PA By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff Posted Oct 31, 2012 11:56 AM CDT 29 comments Comments In this photo provided by CBS News, David Axelrod, adviser to the Obama campaign, talks on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Axelrod spoke about President Barack Obama's intent... (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher) (Newser) – This election's shaping up to be a close shave, and David Axelrod is taking that idiom literally. On Joe Scarborough's Morning Joe, the president's mustachioed adviser vowed to bare his upper lip for an uncurious world to see if Obama loses Michigan, Minnesota, or Pennsylvania, reports Politico. As a counteroffer, Scarborough said he'd grow his first mustache if Obama wins North Carolina or Florida. Judging by recent polls, it's more likely Axelrod's facial hair will stay safe. Meanwhile, Politico also points out that Obama and Romney have two very different outlooks on these battleground states, even with only one week left before the election. Romney's camp says that he could lock up Pennsylvania and Minnesota, traditionally blue states, but Obama's team says the other guys are playing it up to make it look like they still have a chance, like McCain did in 2008.