July 23rd, 2007
08:30 PM ET
7 years ago

'Hair's' the Edwards' video

(CNN) - Another hair video.

The Edwards' campaign poked a bit of fun at its candidate, and the media, with the video submitted for the debate.

To the music of "Hair" by The Cowsills (yes, we looked that up), Edwards' video showed images of Alberto Gonzales, President Bush on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln under the "Mission Accomplished" banner, Hurricane Katrina, and violent images from Iraq. The video then fades to the words, "What really matters? You choose."

Much newsprint and airtime has been devoted to the news of John Edwards' famous $400 haircut.

Edwards and his 'do were also the stars of an extremely popular YouTube clip featuring the former senator preparing for an interview.

This was the second candidate-submitted video of the night to focus on hair. Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd's video addressed "white hair," saying his own is due to "hard work."

- CNN Associate Producer Stephen Bach

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  1. Jessica, Bourbonnais Illinois

    I think it is interesting that people always talk about Edwards' $400 haircut, but they fail to point out that regardless of how much money Edwards spends personally, he is the most dedicated of all the candidates to fighting poverty in the United States.

    July 23, 2007 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  2. Elaine Thomas, Amherst, Massachusetts

    Those American leaders who have truly made a difference in the standard of living for all have often been personally wealthy. (Surely even Republicans can understand who Roosevelt was and what he did?) The point of caring about poverty is not to live in poverty yourself, but to help lift others so that they don't have to live in poverty.

    I lived in Robbins, North Carolina, during part of the 1970s. John Edwards is exactly who he says he is and comes from exactly where he says he came from. Maybe the fact that he improved his own station in life so dramatically bodes well for his abilities in general and specifically for his ability to help do the same for others?

    Oh yeah, the guy has always had great hair.

    July 25, 2007 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. Mary Forest City Iowa

    Ok...be honest...how many of you have spend too much on something - shoes, golf clubs...we all do at times. Give it up...it was a great video clip.

    July 25, 2007 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |