But, in the case of Obama, he may be walking around with a sartorial time bomb. Ask yourself, is there any other major public figure who dresses the way he does? Why, yes. It is Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who, unlike most of his predecessors, seems to have skipped through enough copies of "GQ" to find the jacket-and-no-tie look agreeable.
And maybe that's not the comparison a possible presidential contender really wants to evoke.
Now, it is one thing to have a last name that sounds like Osama and a middle name, Hussein, that is probably less than helpful. But an outfit that reminds people of a charter member of the axis of evil, why, this could leave his presidential hopes hanging by a thread. Or is that threads?
Gosh, I just don't understand why I didn't see the connection before.
Let's see now.
Ask yourself, is there any other well-known journalist who dresses the way Jeff Greenfield does and who sports a similar haircut and pair of glasses? Why, yes. It is disgraced reporter Stephen Glass, who, unlike most of his predecessors, seems to have skipped through enough copies of "GQ" to find the Hair-Club-for Men-and-wire-glasses look agreeable.
And maybe that's not the comparison a respectable journalist really wants to evoke.
(Oh, and speaking of that jacket-and-no-tie look that Greenfield associates with "charter members of the axis of evil.")