09/05/2013 09:55 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Mark Halperin's Beard: Excellent Or Not Good? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Mark Halperin has a beard now.

This is the old Mark Halperin:
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And this is Mark Halperin with his beard:
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There were many reactions to the beard.

One HuffPoster commented, "It's so multi-colored."

Another said, "he looks like a young Santa."

Twitter also had thoughts:

What are your thoughts on the beard?

Regular fashion disclaimer: "This is stupid" is not a poll option! Not everything has to be serious all the time, so please hold off if you were thinking of some response along those lines.