Romney's Watch at the RNC

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  1. Cordovan

    Cordovan Senior member

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    Anyone know what watch Romney was wearing last night at the RNC?

    Check here for a bad view
     
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    He looks like he's going to cry.
     
  4. Bounder

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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.
     
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    Magnified 600 times and with the unusual bump where the crown is I am going with a Hamilton Khaki. Diver.
     
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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.
     
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    Or because it goes better with the electorate.
     
  9. Bounder

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    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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    Would that be the road trip where he put the dog on top of the car? [​IMG]
     
  11. Bounder

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    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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