Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist is so confident the president will win the battleground states of Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania that he's put his mustache on the line.
During an appearance Wednesday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, David Axelrod said he'd come on the show after the election and shave it off if GOP candidate Mitt Romney prevails in any of those states.
"I’m telling you Joe, with all due respect to the public polls out there, they’re all over the map," said Axelrod. "I will come on Morning Joe and I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states."
Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, agreed to grow a mustache if Obama wins either Florida or North Carolina.
The wager came up after a discussion about Romney tightening the race in those states.
And as these things go, a parody Twitter account -- @AxelrodsStache -- appeared hours after the exchange.