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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 06:35 PM
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76. For a candidate nicknamed the "Breck Girl" a $400 haircut feeds a negative
Edwards has done an excellent job of outlining his positions on the issues. He has developed a new appeal for those, like me, who want a bit of substance with their charisma. He's now in my top three--even though I had thought I not vote for him because of his support for the IWR.

Unfortunately, there's always been a nasty perception that John Edwards is something of an empty suit pretty boy. Paying for a $400 haircut with money that had to be reported just helps feed that perception. Frankly, if he'd paid for it with his own money it would not have had to have been reported and no one would have known how much Edward's attractive do really cost.

The one thing politicians want to avoid is feeding their negative perceptions whether these perceptions are true or false. The media had proclaimed Howard Dean to be hot tempered and well, you know, a tad unbalanced--despite the fact that he'd been elected Governor multiple times. When Dean let out the infamous scream, it fed a perception that had already been created. I don't want to see that happen to Edwards or any other candidate.

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