RNC 2012: The Seven Craziest GOP Souvenirs at the Republican National Convention

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Tampa's rich with GOP swag this week as thousands of Republicans gather to show off their favorite Mitt Romney mementos and Paul Ryan.

Seemingly everyone on the convention floor not representing a news agency or branch of law enforcement is rocking some piece of GOP-centric clothing and/or accessory. Much like the knick-knacks you might find at a roadside souvenir stand in Central Florida, a lot of the elephant party's gear is cheaply designed and remarkably unflattering.

But so what? Tacky is Florida's middle name. Check out some of the GOP swag our colleagues at the Miami New Times spotted in Tampa on the first full day of the Republican National Convention.

Photo by Victor Gonzalez
It's not a butt hole tattoo, but it'll do. And somewhere at the RNC, Geraldo Rivera's shaking his head; he's not fond of tattooed ladies.

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Please take a few minutes to send an email to former senator Lori Klein and bid her a well deserved 'fond adeu'. She deserves nothing less.




She isn't known for answering email so don't expect a reply.


Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 was a very good day for Arizona.


At first glance of the photo of the goober labeled as "Oath Keeper" I thought it could be the infamous local miscreant known as Dave. Then I realized the guy in the picture appears several hundred pounds lighter.


It's good to see the yee haws from Texas wearing their flag. I suppose that's the only attention they can draw to themselves.


The one button says, "Proud to be a Republican".


All this time I thought it was, "Proud to be an American", such as the song goes...


where can i buy some of those "walking vaginas"  outside the convention from last night ?


i would prefer a wet one that got rained on


OK, the person in charge of these trinkets must be color blind, or a closet liberal. Why else would the T-shirts and bracelets be blue.


 @shadeaux14 I was wondering that myself. aren't the right-wing whack jobs supposed to have RED things ?

BTW how did republicans=red and democrats=blue start anyways? I mean I am 34 and I have never really thought that much about how that started til now.

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