Will We Ever Elect Another Bald President?

As we wind down to the presidential election, the biggest complaint I’ve been hearing from people, especially on Facebook, is that there are no viable candidates. That we are doing nothing but choosing the lesser of two evils.

And that’s the complaint we hear every election.

However, no matter who wins, we will at least be guaranteed a president with a full head of hair.

And that apparently is the most important factor. At least according to voting trends for the past 50 years, starting when a youthful John F. Kennedy squared off against the veteran Richard Nixon in the nation’s first televised debate.

People who listened to the debate on the radio thought Nixon won but those who watched it on television thought Kennedy won.

And while it really doesn’t matter who won that debate today, it is very clear Kennedy had a fuller head of hair, which was one reason he went on to win the presidency. Continue reading