Sunday, 19 October 2008

The real reason McCain will lose the election

He's much shorter than Obama. Obama is about six foot one, McCain five foot six. Starting with Hoover in 1928, arguably the election nearest the start of the Movietone News and then TV era, the taller candidate has won 16 of the 20 elections, or 80%. Interestingly, W is one of the three Presidents to buck the trend, in both his elections (the other two are Carter and Nixon. Hmmm. Carter, Nixon, W. You might think those who can buck the natural trend would be particularly impressive, but obviously not). Still, Kerry was so tall (six foot four) that his height made him look a bit dorky and, disastrously, aristocratic and "French"; and Bush didn't actually beat Gore, did he?

More details in this oddly charming Wikipedia article. 

3 comments:

dNo said...

The balder man has not won since... er well a long time ago... think it was Anthony Eden?

Jonny Mac said...

Eden had a full head of hair, hadn't he?

My mother couldn't vore for Neil Kinnock because of his ginger eyelashes, rather than his baldness (or indeed the fact that he was a fuckwit).

dNo said...

they will be sobbing in the sodden streets of Prestatyn to know that JM Sr did not embrace the most winningest leader the Opposition had...
And be fair Jonny, your mum doesnt vote, she influences others...