Rick Santorum: Fear the Vest

Like Steve Jobs' black turtlenecks and Don Draper's pocket squares, Rick Santorum's sweater vest (for better or worse) has now become his signature look and now has produced a nifty campaign slogan.

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Like Steve Jobs' black turtlenecks and Don Draper's pocket squares, Rick Santorum's sweater vest (for better or worse) has now become his signature look and now has produced a nifty campaign slogan. We mentioned Santorum's affinity for the sleeveless sartorial choice over the weekend, but thanks to his recent popularity--his sweater vests have now become the things of theories, Internet videos and inevitable media scrutiny. Santorum was more than happy to oblige for a sweater vest origin story on Monday, pointing to a speech he gave at Mike Huckabee's anti-abortion forum. "That speech went over very, very well. If there was one event that really began the moment, it was that speech. And I think most people recognized that here, so all the sudden the sweater vest was like, 'Fear the vest,'" Santorum joked with Laura Ingraham yesterday (audio below).

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