What is that spot on Romney’s pin? Lapel Pins and Politics

The lapel pin worn by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney caused a bit of a stir with the fact-checkers during the recent debate between President Obama and Romney. While Romney’s pin was slightly bigger than the president’s it also appeared to include a dark spot on the right side of the pin. After close inspection it was determined the dot was the Secret Service Star logo placed over the stripes. The pin was a gift to Governor Romney from his security detail. The lapel pin tradition in politics dates back about forty years when Richard Nixon began wearing an American flag lapel pin. Pincrafters is proud to work with you on your next political campaign, for Local, State, or Federal office providing lapel pins, coins, bumper stickers or magnets.