Barack Obama, a leading Democratic candidate for the 2008 presidential election, got a haircut today in Manchester, New Hampshire today.
His campaign manager made a point of showing that Obama is down to earth compared to rival candidate John Edwards. Edwards became known for his haircuts after his campaign finance filings showed he had paid $400 each for them in Beverly Hills.
Edwards had previously gotten a haircut at the Pink Sapphire in Manchester for $225. Obama's Manchester "do" cost only $175, at Houle's Barber Shop on Stark Street. The shop's owner, John "Cut-Man" Houle, was unavailable for comment as he closed down the shop for a night on the town.
Reviews on the Barack Obama cut were mixed. Columnist George Will said it looked presidential, while Don Imus thought it was "nappy." John Edwards was so impressed he said he was making an appointment with Houle's.
The Hillary Clinton campaign has not disclosed the price of the former First Lady's hair care, though estimates range from $1000 per cut all the way down to $10.