It’s 2012 already and the months and weeks are counting down quickly until the November general election which will decide whether presidential incumbent Barack Obama will serve a second term or whether an opposing candidate will take office next January. Tensions are running high, and the field of competitors is getting whittled down by the week. As it is, the most likely Republican nominee is former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
The Romney camp has been continually accused of being out of touch with the average American public. With as much wealth as they have, it’s certainly understandable that this factor would come into play this campaign season, where the 99% is going after the 1% with unprecedented fury. The candidate’s wife, Ann Romney, didn’t help matters recently when she was spotted in public wearing a t-shirt with a retail value of $990. The shirt, made of silk and designed by Reed Krakoff, features a colorful and ornate bird design. Krakoff representatives denied claims that the shirt may have been a gift to Mrs. Romney and instead suggested that she probably purchased the shirt at her local Saks, where it retails.
The Romney campaign has had little to say on the subject except that that they believe that scrutiny of Mrs. Romney and her wardrobe choices should be off-limits in the campaign. This is probably a fair request, but as the campaign moves along, you can be sure that neither side will leave any stone unturned.