Mustache Showdown: Roosevelt vs. Taft

It is well known in the Mustached American community that a person of Mustached American heritage has not occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since President William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the United States, leaving office in 1913.

Indeed, this is why his ruggedly handsome face was one of the first occupants of the American Mustache Institute's International Mustache Hall of Fame.

In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt - also a person of Mustached American descent -- appointed Taft Secretary of War in an effort to groom Taft, then his close political ally, into his handpicked presidential successor. Taft assumed a prominent role in problem solving, assuming on some occasions the role of acting Secretary of State, while declining repeated offers from Roosevelt to serve on the Supreme Court.

And in this election debate, we ask the American people which, among the last two presidential mustaches, was most esteemed?