... 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.