Skip to comments.Calling in the Experts: What's up with Obama's Hair?!
Posted on 08/17/2008 1:25:32 AM PDT by Schnucki
Whoa. My morning news perusal has brought me several stories discussing Obama's hair color, and the very important debate about whether he has a little Revlon secret.
New York Magazine posted two images of Obama from Getty; the one on the left is from July 27th, and the one on the right is from yesterday.
"Barack Obama has begun talking about how he's 'going gray' lately, and it's true -- the man's hair is going silver faster than you can say 'Anderson Cooper with a tan.' So fast, in fact, that we have to wonder at the legitimacy of it. Just last month, Obama's longtime barber said he'd never dyed Obama's hair darker -- implying that the candidate's youthful color is stress-resistant.
But within the last week, the candidate has mysteriously gone nearly fully gray.
We hate to call the effects of age into question, but doesn't it look like he's dying his hair to look more distinguished?"
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.photoshelter.com ...
After seeing the discussion on FR about Obama's hair turning gray between his Hawaii vacation which ended recently and the rick warren thing last night, I went looking around to see if this was noticed elsewhere.
Remember lurch and his orange fake and bake tan before the debates.
I wonder if Obama is trying to put some grey in so he’ll look more mature in the looming dabates.
Obama seeks gravitas through hair dye.
What a phoney!
As much as I’d prefer not to give Barry the benefit of the doubt about anything, stress and fatigue really do cause gray hair in some folks. It can come on very quickly.
At least he’s not changing his skin color.....like Kerry did.
maybe it’s the other way...dyeing it black all this time and now has stopped.
It can happen.
Perhaps BO is truly frightened that he's in over his black-haired head. No pun intended.
He’s obviously trying to get the black out of his hair, for what reason who knows?
I think Obama is definitely dyeing it gray. Speaking of hair, I wish Senator McCain would stop doing the combover thing. Giuliani stopped doing it last year and he looks a lot better now. I give him a lot more respect because of it.
The man had noticable TAN LINES in Hawaii:
Our first HALFrican American presidential nominee...
V... for VERY PALE.
See post 12. He went to Hawaii to work on his tan before the convention.
Link to the original Yahoo/AP photo to show that the photo reference was NOT a FReeper hoax.
OK, ya’ll are probably going to laugh, but - my eldest daughter pulled a fast one on my husband and I and dyed her hair black the other day (I’m not happy...). Anyway, the dye she used was a good one. Her hair matches Obama’s previous hair color. A color of black usually only achieved by those with Asian genes. Obama’s hair may be curly, but the “jet” blackness of his previous color to me indicated a definite hair coloring habit. His gray hair actually looks MUCH more natural than his hair before (and nicer, really). I definitely think he’s letting it grow out and the gray is a natural color. It would be VERY hard to dye one’s hair gray with it that short and have it look that natural.
This inexperienced turd doesn’t know how the National Command Authority is structured - “I’d call in my Joint Chiefs of Staff and issue them a new mission...” - and the media talk is about his graying hair?
In all fairness, this isn’t a main-stream media outlet taking up this discussion. It’s a photography blog.
I agree, this is a non-issue. As a side note, every hair on my body went white about 6 weeks after I have a very bad leg break. It was from shock and stress. I was only 42 at the time and much of the white turned back, at least for a few years. Now almost 20 years later I have less white hair than I did just after the accident.
Now we have the fake grey...
Next come the “smart glasses”...
This guy will do anything to seem like less of a lightweight. Somebody should tell him that sailor suits with shorts make a man look Presidential.
If you lived with Michelle your hair would turn gray!