A tangled truth
History can tell us many things, but much depends on what you are looking for when you read it. Unfortunately for John McCain, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and Fred Thompson, the records show they don’t have a chance in 2008. Not having a good head of hair is an insurmountable obstacle in politics, especially in today’s world of television and Hollywood mentality. When California elected a man as governor who had no credentials it demonstrated my assertion that looks mean more than ever.
If we review former presidents of the United States we will find that only one bald man (a war hero) was ever elected to be president. A full head of hair doesn’t guarantee a win (see John Kerry) but a lack of hair guarantees a loss. Examples of failed attempts at the office would be Gerald Ford, Bob Dole and Hubert Humphrey. With their lack of hair, they didn’t stand a chance. Charles Lenny Osprey, Florida