C’mon, admit it. Newt is way more electable with the beard. He’s practically Santa Claus, and who doesn’t love Santa Claus?**
Put a top hat on this guy and stick a pipe in his mouth and you’ve got yourself a president.
Honestly, why have beards gone so out of fashion among our political elite? (Yes, Newt, you are part of the political elite.) I just don’t get it. Beards are dignified, presidential even. They lend an air of confidence and manliness that these post-Roman smooth-cheeked politicians simply can’t achieve.
Then again, I’m a dirty, bearded hippie. So I’m biased.
** Then again, Santa is all about redistribution of wealth. The toys and all that. For every child. No child left behind…