John Edwards usually seems to bring up that infamous $400 haircut during the Iowa stops I’ve covered these last few months. But tonight in Ft. Dodge is the first time I remember someone in the crowd bringing it up…and it wasn’t all that pretty.
A woman first asked him if he would consider living on the “food stamp diet’ a few members of Congress are trying. He told her he hadn’t heard about it, but if he could make it work on the Presidential campaign trail, he would think about it. Then she brought up the haircut. She told him her family lives for weeks on what he paid for that one haircut. The comment brought a collective “ohhhh” from the crowd and silence for a bit from Edwards.