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Republican presidential candidate  Mitt Romney speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012  in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) What does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and lose his hair?

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Romney Defines Limits to Pandering

Mitt Romney has reversed some of his most fundamental political principles and reinvented his entire political persona, from "progressive" and "moderate" to "severely conservative." But he told reporters today that he will only go so far:

We've seen throughout the campaign if you're willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative, attacking of President Obama, that you're going to jump up in the polls. I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support.

So, we have learned that there is one thing Romney values so much that he will not sacrifice it on the altar of political expediency: his hair.

And you can't blame him for that, because it truly is fantastic hair.