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Romney's Watch at the RNC

post #1 of 11
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Anyone know what watch Romney was wearing last night at the RNC?

Check here for a bad view
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PyB93AM984&feature=player_detailpage#t=718s
post #2 of 11
No clue.
It doesn't go very well with a suit.
post #3 of 11

He looks like he's going to cry.

post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by deveandepot1 View Post

No clue.
It doesn't go very well with a suit.

What were you expecting? A diamond-encrusted Rolex Presidential?

Whatever it was, you know it was deliberately chosen to be relatively inexpensive. It's probably some species of Casio or Timex.

I have to say, though, that they didn't think through that background very well. The way it moves around makes me kind of sick.
post #5 of 11
Magnified 600 times and with the unusual bump where the crown is I am going with a Hamilton Khaki. Diver.
post #6 of 11
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What were you expecting? A diamond-encrusted Rolex Presidential?
Whatever it was, you know it was deliberately chosen to be relatively inexpensive. It's probably some species of Casio or Timex.
I have to say, though, that they didn't think through that background very well. The way it moves around makes me kind of sick.

Politicians always pull this kind of chicanery.

 

Bill Clinton used to wear a Timex Ironman but that was because he was sartorially inept in the early days.

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Politicians always pull this kind of chicanery.
http://www.hark.com/clips/jxwrfxznqf-you-use-your-tongue-prettier-than-a-20-dollars-whore
post #8 of 11
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Politicians always pull this kind of chicanery.

Bill Clinton used to wear a Timex Ironman but that was because he was sartorially inept in the early days.

Or because it goes better with the electorate.
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Originally Posted by andrewmcin View Post

Wearing a nice expensive watch would just give the media something to write or complain about.

Not to get too political in MC, but I don't think it's very controversial to say that this is more or less correct. Romney's main job at the RNC is to demonstrate that he is not some out-of-touch uber-rich "poverty sucks" plutocrat. So yeah, he doesn't want to do anything to play into that stereotype.

The really funny thing is that might will be his regular watch. Anyway, I don't doubt that he owns something like a Casio or a Timex. While Romney is undeniably rich, he is also pretty frugal and is not at all above getting his hands dirty. When he bought a house in California a few years ago, he actually drove a u-haul from Boston. Frankly, that's a lot more "in touch" with the concerns of the common man than I personally care to be, thank you very much. Those things get your suit filthy.
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When he bought a house in California a few years ago, he actually drove a u-haul from Boston.

 

Would that be the road trip where he put the dog on top of the car?  laugh.gif

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Would that be the road trip where he put the dog on top of the car?  laugh.gif

Nah, that was back in the 80s. This was just a couple of years ago.

And even that story illustrates the point I was trying to make. That happened while he was on a family vacation in an actual station wagon. Now really, who piles the kids and the dog into a station wagon and goes on a road trip? It doesn't get much more prosaic than that.

Romney strikes me as someone who would make the perfect next-door neighbor: a very decent, very dependable but slightly boring guy who will cheerfully pitch in and shovel your walk for you if you have the flu.
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