Axelrod and Scarborough Make a Hairy Wager

On Wednesday morning’s “Morning Joe” program, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod made an on-air bet that he would shave off the mustache he has worn for 40 years if President Obama lost Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania. According to HuffPost, Axelrod said, “”I will come on ‘Morning Joe’ and I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states.”

That might be a dangerous strategy. Maybe a voter who was planning on voting for Obama will switch his or her vote JUST to see the freakshow that hides under that hair on upper lip. Host Joe Scarborough joined in and said that if Obama won all those states, he’d grow a mustache.

The show resulted in mustache demands right here in Washington…

MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor tweeted, “I’d like Dylan Byers to shave his beard if @fivethirtyeight is right.” This is in reference to Politico’s piece from Byers profiling Nate Silver, of fivethirtyeight.

Conservative pundit David Limbaugh said simply, “Who would care,” if Axelrod shaved his mustache?

Meanwhile, Buzzfeed’s Zeke Miller tweets out this terrifying photoshop of what Axe might look like without that ‘stache.