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
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.

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Nov 4, 2012 10:41 AM CST
And so, what we have here is the death of a healthy young woman who died of a blow to the head and a lie from the Medical Director's office about this blow which was quite obvious to the naked eye. They then had to go search for some reason why she might have "fallen" and hit her head. And they have found an "undiagnosed cardiac arrhythmia". But a number of questions remain to be answered. There are several problems with the head injury. Generally, for a closed head injury to cause bleeding inside the skull, there is a much more severe injury on the outside of the skull. Do the autopsy notes, indeed, describe such a severe injury on the outside of the skull? In fact, the only closed head injury which usually may cause bleeding inside the skull involves a fracture of the temporal bone, with rupture of the underlying artery. The most important discrepancy that should be answered is how intracranial bleeding could continue if the cardiac arrhythmia had caused a cessation of blood flow to the brain!
Nov 4, 2012 1:02 AM CST
obama's loss on tuesday will be a win win for axelrod. On Nov. 7 when he shaves that dirt trap, he'll have the hair to cover that bald spot on the top of his head...
Nov 1, 2012 5:25 PM CDT
He should have his mustache hairs transplanted on his head. They can do that can't they?