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Expert Unveils Election Forecasts Based on Hair Lines
EarthTimes.org ^ | Dr. Leonard

Posted on 06/30/2007 6:30:45 AM PDT by asparagus

CRANSTON, R.I., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The political pundits and campaign strategists are overlooking one key to candidate success in the 2008 presidential race, and the history proves it, said Dr. Robert Leonard, who is offering his 20 years of experience to the discussion. "Hair is the winning factor," he said.

"The historical record comes down squarely against balding candidates and shows that America wants presidents with hair," said Leonard, a hair loss expert.

Call it the hair factor. It's an indicator more accurate than the Presidential Height Index. The only exceptions have been Eisenhower and Zachary Taylor.

Leonard is Founder and Chief Surgeon at Leonard Hair Transplant Associates of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With 21 years of experience treating hair loss patients, he knows how the public treats bald people. He is offering some insights on the primary races.

When it comes to presidential campaigns, hair matters, Leonard said, citing a Harris poll. In May, Harris Interactive noted that Mitt Romney, with trademark hair, had lost significant ground on his balding rivals. Harris posed the question: "Have American attitudes toward baldness changed?"

"No," said Leonard. Just one month later, Romney closed the gap in the polls. "Mitt Romney has the thickest, fullest hair among the leading contenders, and the others cannot match him because of their hair loss," Leonard said.

On the Republican side, Romney, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain have been defining themselves on the war, national security and moral issues. "Giuliani and McCain are also up against thinning hair and how it affects voter behavior," Leonard said.

Meanwhile, Fred Thompson, the favorite candidate of the balding blogosphere, is polling well in the early going. It won't last, Leonard said. "Society views hair loss as a liability, and given a choice, will pick the person with better hair. This occurs in the workplace, in dating, and in politics."

Presidential candidates face the same challenges that he has watched patients battle for 20 years, he said. "Unfortunately, when people compete for approval in their careers or in social settings, hair loss often works against them."

Among the Democratic frontrunners, hair loss weighs less on the race. "But astute observers should consider where hair comes into play," Leonard said. "For example, John Edwards is trailing in the polls behind Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but Edwards, who is famous for his hair, could once again be the running mate."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edwards; electionpresident; elections; fredthompson; hair; height; predictions; romney; thompson
Another win for Romney! Sorry Rudy and Fred. Hair matters!
1 posted on 06/30/2007 6:30:47 AM PDT by asparagus
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To: asparagus

John Edwards in a landslide!


2 posted on 06/30/2007 6:32:42 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: asparagus

Much better than Zogby.


3 posted on 06/30/2007 6:33:06 AM PDT by period end of story (You can't fight in here...this is the War Room!!)
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To: asparagus

does this mean John Kerry is really the President?


4 posted on 06/30/2007 6:33:42 AM PDT by federal
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To: asparagus
Sh!t, I guess that the Breck Girl wins.

I'm leaving the country.

5 posted on 06/30/2007 6:35:21 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (There's another old saying Senator..."Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.")
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To: asparagus

We haven’t had much luck lately with the full haired heads so this may very well be the time for balding Fred to step in.


6 posted on 06/30/2007 6:36:12 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: federal

“does this mean John Kerry is really the President?”

LOL

His is a very expensive “unkept” hairline.

That doesn’t count.


7 posted on 06/30/2007 6:37:21 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: asparagus

I wonder if this guy has ever seen a picture of Eisenhower or Truman.


8 posted on 06/30/2007 6:37:29 AM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: asparagus
"Society views hair loss as a liability, and given a choice, will pick the person with better hair. This occurs in the workplace, in dating, and in politics... Unfortunately, when people compete for approval in their careers or in social settings, hair loss often works against them."

News you can use! But pay no attention to the counterexamples... f'rinstance, Jack Welch, the must successful GE CEO ever...


9 posted on 06/30/2007 6:39:43 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: eyespysomething
Fred Thompson, the favorite candidate of the balding blogosphere, is polling well in the early going. It won't last, Leonard said.

Leonard has no concept of the power of FREDTHUSIASM to overwhelm even his opponents' most coiffured of heads.

Not only that, he has LEGIONS of ex-girlfriends who will campaign for him.

10 posted on 06/30/2007 6:41:54 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: asparagus
It's tough for a balding candidate to get babes, too. Lookit the dog that Fred had to "settle for".


11 posted on 06/30/2007 6:44:11 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Nervous Tick

Poor Fred, so bald ugly he had to settle for a woman who Looks only 25 and is only smart enough to be a lawyer.


12 posted on 06/30/2007 6:48:13 AM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: asparagus
How ridiculous, how do candidates fair based on height? Religious denomination? shoe size? visually impaired?

These people need to get a life!

13 posted on 06/30/2007 6:48:54 AM PDT by America needs to wakeup (After three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.)
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To: federal
does this mean John Kerry is really the President?

Well Kerry won the who has the nicer hair index, and the who is taller index.

However there is a third index: Which candidate looks least like the Addams Family butler.

14 posted on 06/30/2007 6:57:24 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy
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To: asparagus

I knew Dwight Eisenhower stole those two elections!!!


15 posted on 06/30/2007 6:57:54 AM PDT by no dems (The only way to stop the Fairness Doctrine: Elect a President in '08 who would veto it.)
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To: FastCoyote
Poor Fred, so bald ugly he had to settle for a woman who Looks only 25 and is only smart enough to be a lawyer.

Yep, while the guy with the hair gets the hottie. Life is soooo unfair.


16 posted on 06/30/2007 6:58:45 AM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: asparagus

"I always knew I could be President!"

17 posted on 06/30/2007 7:08:42 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I practice Calorie Offset Trading. I eat a candy bar & pay my kid 10 bucks to run around the block)
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To: asparagus
Ah, yes. "We have better hair."


18 posted on 06/30/2007 7:10:21 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: asparagus
Fred + Trafficant's hair as a running mate = president for life.
19 posted on 06/30/2007 7:13:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (A base looking for a party.)
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To: asparagus

That shows you how pitiful John Kerry was. He and Edwards should have won scalps down last time.


20 posted on 06/30/2007 7:23:35 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: asparagus

Its true. It started with JFK.


21 posted on 06/30/2007 7:26:07 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: glorgau

smile factor is bigger


22 posted on 06/30/2007 7:32:31 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Thank you again Jimmy Carter.)
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To: asparagus

CRANSTON, R.I., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
Leonard is Founder and Chief Surgeon at Leonard Hair Transplant Associates of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Congratulations to Dr. Leonard for getting his Press Release picked up for free national advertising!


23 posted on 06/30/2007 7:38:30 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them, I won't chip away at them" -Mitt Romney)
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To: asparagus

LOL! The desperation to find a fatal Fred flaw is in full force.....pathetic.


24 posted on 06/30/2007 7:47:46 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (Tack it up and shut em down Fred!)
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To: asparagus; Saundra Duffy

ROTFL! Art Bell would be proud of this article! And Saundra will be tickled pink!


25 posted on 06/30/2007 7:51:17 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Duct tape is like the Force, it has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together)
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To: Nervous Tick

That's my little boy. Ain't he cute!!! Want's to be Just like his Dad.


26 posted on 06/30/2007 7:53:56 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: glorgau
John Edwards in a landslide."

Naaahhh..........Hildebeast in a walkover.

27 posted on 06/30/2007 10:24:05 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: KarlInOhio
Did I hear someone mention Traficant?


28 posted on 06/30/2007 11:02:15 AM PDT by Defiant (Hunter if we can; Thompson if we can't; Romney if we must, Rudy if we wanna lose.)
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