Obama-O'Reilly Interview: The Big News is Obama's Graying Strategy

Thomas Lifson
The big news from the pre-Super Bowl interview of President Obama  by Bill O'Reilly is the unveling of one aspect of the 2012 re-election strategy -- Obama will be going gray

President Obama, as usual, refused to answer substantive questions he didn't like, especially what he would do if ObamaCare is declared unconstitutional. As usual, he had well prepared evasions that will satisfy his admirers.

The biggest news, to my mind, is that his handlers have decided to let his hair go gray. Obama already has been caught on camera with his hair already considerably gray, only to appear later with it dyed black. In this interview, he had flecks of gray showing. He even interjected a comment about going gray:

O'REILLY:  Now, people who know you have told me that you've changed a little bit since you've become president.

OBAMA:    Well, I'm a lot grayer. That's for sure.

So the image handlers have decided the hair dye strategy is to be discarded, and over the next months we will see more and more gray creeping into the President's hair. This is part of his repositioning for 2012:  say hello to the older and wiser Obama, a man who handles the stress of his job and grows.

I expect Obama to be photographed in activities that confirm his athleticism, shooting hoops, playing golf, and showing his abs. At the same time, his countenance and hair will be allowed to reflect aging and seasoning - tempered by fire, as it were.

The big news from the pre-Super Bowl interview of President Obama  by Bill O'Reilly is the unveling of one aspect of the 2012 re-election strategy -- Obama will be going gray

President Obama, as usual, refused to answer substantive questions he didn't like, especially what he would do if ObamaCare is declared unconstitutional. As usual, he had well prepared evasions that will satisfy his admirers.

The biggest news, to my mind, is that his handlers have decided to let his hair go gray. Obama already has been caught on camera with his hair already considerably gray, only to appear later with it dyed black. In this interview, he had flecks of gray showing. He even interjected a comment about going gray:

O'REILLY:  Now, people who know you have told me that you've changed a little bit since you've become president.

OBAMA:    Well, I'm a lot grayer. That's for sure.

So the image handlers have decided the hair dye strategy is to be discarded, and over the next months we will see more and more gray creeping into the President's hair. This is part of his repositioning for 2012:  say hello to the older and wiser Obama, a man who handles the stress of his job and grows.

I expect Obama to be photographed in activities that confirm his athleticism, shooting hoops, playing golf, and showing his abs. At the same time, his countenance and hair will be allowed to reflect aging and seasoning - tempered by fire, as it were.