If you grew up in the 1980s, there is a better than 50/50 chance that at one moment you sported a mullet. Whether it was a heavy metal mullet, a MLB relief-pitcher-type mullet, a Steve Perry (of Journey) stringy do, the extreme New Wave Kajagoogoo cut, or just the redneck mullet, the business-in-front, party-in-back look was the haircut of the 1980s. Even the editor of this site once had a mullet—though it was more of the frothy Gino Vannelli type.
Those children of the ‘80s are coming of age today. As a result, we now have the prospect that should Wisconsin governor Scott Walker win the Republican nomination and the general presidential election in 2016 and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro remain in power until January 2017 (anyone want to put odds one or both of those things happening?) the world will see two formerly mullet-ed presidents from opposing countries.
Who’s got the better mullet? We’ll let you decide. But in our honest opinion, just being in a rock band (called Enigma) gives Maduro’s rocker mullet more cred. (In the video, Maduro’s the guitarist in the yellow shirt.)