Photo Hunt: Where Are Mitt Romney's Fans?

More
... while we know that Mitt Romney has fans -- for more than a year now, a reliable 20-something percent of Republican voters have told pollsters that he's their choice for president -- we can't say we've ever really seen one out in the wild. So we thought we'd do a little exercise: There are tons and tons of Mitt Romney T-shirts for sale (see above) on the Internet. But is there a picture of a person wearing one?

We had two ground rules: the photo had to be from this election cycle and it couldn't be on an official campaign site. And preferably the person should look happy to be wearing a Romney T-shirt. Google Images was no help, although it did introduce us to this T-shirt model. There were a few people on Twitter who said they liked some pro-Romney T-shirt designs, but no pictures of them wearing them. Over on Flickr, we found a picture of an Arizona man wearing Romney stickers on his Red Sox T-shirt on Gage Skidmore's page. But that wasn't quite what we were looking for.

So, how about the news wires? Reuters had a picture of a woman wearing one while serving chili at Romney's campaign announcement in New Hampshire this past June. But we can't tell if she is a campaign staffer or a fan. In any case, she does not look terribly happy, at the moment the picture was taken at least, and it would be tough to call an official campaign event a Romney supporter "in the wild."

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

Jump to comments
Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

In a series of candid video interviews, women talk about self-image, self-judgment, and what it means to love their bodies


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In