Beyond the Santorum Sweater Vest: 2012's Best Campaign Gear

Sweater VestThis week, Rick Santorum grabbed headlines when he offered supporters the shirt -- in fact, the sweater -- off his back. But even while the GOP presidential hopeful promises to send one of his iconic sweater vests to everyone who donates $100 or more to his campaign, the former Pennsylvania senator faces a tough contest in the fight to offer the best campaign merchandise.

As the Republican primary season starts to seriously heat up, we decided to take a look at some of the winners and losers in the battle of the campaign swag.



Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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Delia Hill

Hush... Everytime I hear those words in private talks, people Hush immediately.
Did you hear them too?
Rumors say that just the rich people know all about it.
Just do a GO0gle search for "TravelSureRevy" all one word and click the first site that comes up.

January 13 2012 at 4:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph

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January 13 2012 at 12:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Josh Jacobson

Of course the sweater vest is perfect for that conservative look at feel, because democrats do tend to be more fashion focused, and the sweater vest hasn't been a popular fashion item for like 6 years. LOL

January 12 2012 at 2:59 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

.....because Dems are shallow.

January 12 2012 at 7:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
savemycountry911

Obama will never be re-elected. He can't get the welfare vote since he didn't give them all the freebes they wanted.

January 12 2012 at 11:55 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Josh Jacobson

ANYBODY Savemycountry911? ANYBODY? Yeah that's exactly the problem with this country. People will take ANYBODY who is a particular party. How do you think we got into this mess? First Bust, then Obama, yeah ANYBODY will be great RIGHT....

January 12 2012 at 2:59 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

I repeat: Anybody would be better than the Socialist.

January 12 2012 at 7:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
savemycountry911

ANYBODY CONSERVATIVE FOR PRESIDENT

January 12 2012 at 11:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
takeoffbill

Oh, and yeah, Google, you are an entity composed of an over-abundance of spineless narcissistic bully wanabees for allowing the incredibly evil Savage personal destruction rants to pop-up on your miss-firing search engine for anyone attempting to find information about Senator Rick Santorum and his campaign.
Debates and speeches matter more every day of the week more than your nonsense.
I hope your search engine blows a head gasket.
Of course, I mean no disrespect :)

January 12 2012 at 9:33 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
dvdfrnzwbr

I'm MITT from ORK. NANU NANU!

January 12 2012 at 6:59 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

Nah, I'll bet you are a drooling lunatic lib from Bazarro World.

January 12 2012 at 1:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
skipper864

The word 'abomination' is used 65 times in the OT and 2 times in the NT. The only named abomination in the NT is Luke 16:5 where Jesus calls the love of money an abomination.

January 12 2012 at 6:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stubit586

My gay friends think the vests are ok. Preppy without being overstated and a classic look without attempting to generate a totally new fashion trend.

January 12 2012 at 5:37 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
hreinercbs

I could care less about the sweater vest of a man who is completely insensitive to people not like himself. He comes off as self-righteous and all-knowing and anyway the fool's never gonna be president anyway, why waste anymore time on him?

January 12 2012 at 5:26 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Mickylitz

Every time some sensible person tries to help this country out of the mess we're in some liberal moron has to bring up words like insensitive or racist or rich or self righteous.
Hard working folks can't no longer afford to pay for everybody, they have enough trouble taking care of themselves and family, it's our turn to DEMAND that beside the totally handicapped the rest of those mooches start contributing to their own welfare and it's pass time for our government stop encouraging the laze at the expense of folks who still have a climbs of the American dream.

January 12 2012 at 9:16 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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savemycountry911

Heathen libs hate anyone who believes in God.

January 12 2012 at 1:35 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down