Romney Dethrones Edwards For “Breck Girl” Crown

John Edwards has been subjected to a lot of jokes about his hair, and has been labeled the Breck Girl of politics. At least Edwards himself has tried to avoid the issue, rather than making his looks a part of his campaign. Tapped reports that Romney’s campaign is spreading campaign literature with this material taken from an article in Newsmax:

In this media-driven age, Romney begins with a decisive advantage. First, he has sensational good looks. People magazine named him one of the 50 most beautiful people in America. Standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall, Romney has jet-black hair, graying naturally at the temples. Women — who will play a critical role in this coming election — have a word for him: hot.

Tapped comments, “If Democratic campaign consultants can’t figure out how to have a field day with this, they all ought to just hang up their cleats and go home.” The Carpetbagger Report compares the two campaigns and notes, “In 2004, People magazine named John Edwards one of the 50 most beautiful people in America β€” and Edwards was embarrassed about it. When reporters would bring it up, he’d laugh it off and quickly change the subject.”


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    Marcia says:

    Hot???? NOT!!!!!!!!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I’ll leave it to the women readers to make the final decisions as to whether a man is hot, but I feel safe in at least predicting most women would consider Mitt Romney better looking than Rudy Giuliani or John McCain. But then some might think Rudy looks kind of cute in drag.

    (In contrast, when a commenter here once attacked John Kerry’s looks, I left a link for some of the female Kerrycrats who came out in force to defend JK.)

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    GV says:

    Kerry = hot
    Romney = not

    Edwards … meh

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    democrafty says:

    I think the “Girl” in “Breck Girl” pretty much settles the “hot or not” question. πŸ˜‰

    And, yeah, Romney is sort of conventionally handsome, and I’ve seen Edwards in person and know him to be extremely, well, pretty. But the plastic, processed look that causes guys like Romney to get lots of media attention for their looks is, to me, a big turn off.

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    dwahzon says:

    Yuck. The very idea…. ewww.

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    Sangria says:

    The NewsMax picture of him is actually somewhat scary. He has a conceited strutt in his eyes. Yuck!

    This is a guy who may be handsome on the outside but it’s what’s going on in the inside that we should wonder about.

    Power hungry and a little too vain.

    A major turn off!

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    Karennj says:

    I agree with Sangria. You also have to be pretty self absorbed to let your campaign pass this out.

    All I can say is that the Senator from MA has better hair, kind eyes, and a great smile – as in these picturese from today.

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