Ever since RT Rybak took office and began graying (an inevitable byproduct of the burden of power), Minneapolis political hair has been increasing in size, whiteness, poofiness, and floppyness. But yesterday's election proved that Minneapolis voters have had enough. The broad support of Hodges is further sign of a demographic sea change in Minneapolis, as younger, older, and less white voters came to the polls to vote against the carefully feather'd layers of candidate Mark Andrew's follicles.
|[Mayor Rybak's political evolution.]|
Rybak's Hair Legacy
|[Governor Dayton looks at Speaker Thissen's hair.]|
Rybak's legacy proved to be widespread in Minneapolis politics, particularly when Minneapolis State Representative was chosen as Speaker of the State House by displaying a Rybak-ian coiffure during the 2012 election.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
|[Andrew campaign lit.]|
But changing demographics and a contested campaign changed all that as Betsy Hodges ran a successful upstart campaign displaying hair of an entirely different nature. But as election day drew to a close, it became all too apparent that Andrew's campaign promises were not enough to continue the trend in Minneapolis. According to political expert Larry Schultz, "Yesterday's results show that brown eggs are more popular than white ones. They are perceived to be more natural." No matter what the reasons, years from now, we may look back on yesterday's election as a parting blow to the city's long-standing hair-raising trend.