Who is the best-looking presidential candidate, regardless of political party?

Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.): “Mitt Romney, bar none. His hair is dyed absolutely perfectly to show the right amount of gray and black.”

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.): “There is only one woman running. [Laughs.] That’s my answer.”

Rep. Robert AderholtRobert AderholtTrump's new agriculture brain trust includes Rick Perry, Jim Gilmore Taxpayers are paying for scientific scaremongering House panel approves agriculture, energy spending bills MORE (R-Ala.): “That’s hard, asking a guy a question about that. Everyone talks about Romney as far as his youthful appearance, in contrast to Fred Thompson being a lot older and maybe having health concerns. Rudy Giuliani appears to be older and not quite in the shape that Romney is. I’d probably say Romney envisions what a presidential candidate would look like. That certainly wouldn’t be a good way for anyone to choose [his or her] vote.”

Rep. David Davis (R-Tenn.): “You know, I don’t think about those issues. I’m deeper than that. I think about substance.”

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.): “You have to determine whether you’re using European or African standards. In order to talk about best-looking … you have to determine who determines that. It’s a very awkward question.”

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), a presidential hopeful: “I’ll refer you to George Bernard Shaw in Saint Joan: Dressing up don’t fill empty noodle.”

Rep. G.K. ButterfieldG.K. ButterfieldBlack Caucus demands Flint funding from GOP GOP leadership critic finds way around alleged retribution Black Dems rip Trump as 'racial arsonist' over 'birther' controversy MORE (D-N.C.): “John Edwards is my choice. I don’t have an opinion about [beauty]. All of them leave a little bit to be desired. But [my choice] is John Edwards. I represent a poor district and he speaks directly to issues of poverty.”

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.): “Chris Dodd. He’s a sage, wise man.”

Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla.): “I guess most people would say Romney. Did you want me [to choose] a woman? How about this? Hillary, the best-looking woman, and Romney, the best-looking guy.”

Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas): “Oh, John Edwards. He’s a real good-looking Dennis Quaid. Second best-looking is Mitt Romney.”

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.): “From a guy’s point of view? Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump discusses relationship between America and Israel in meeting with Netanyahu Gingrich: Clinton's expectation that moderators fact-check Trump shows weakness Debate organizer questions fact-checking: 'What is the big fact, what is a little fact?' MORE. That’s safe.” [Laughs.]

Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), a presidential hopeful: “Are you kidding? If you went to central casting and asked for someone that looked like a presidential candidate, Mitt Romney would be at the door. He’s tall, perfect features, impeccably dressed.”
 
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.): “I don’t know. Because I’m a serious heterosexual I would have to say Hillary — who else would I say?”
 
Rep. Mark UdallMark UdallColorado GOP Senate race to unseat Dem incumbent is wide open Energy issues roil race for Senate Unable to ban Internet gambling, lawmakers try for moratorium MORE (D-Colo.): “I’m always mindful of what Jay Leno said: ‘Politics is show business for ugly people.’ ”
 
Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.): “They’re all good-looking to me. I’m going to take the Fifth.”