Now for the lighter side of presidential politics with the first installment of a new weekly format. The inaugural edition stars former Pennsylvania Senator, and likely 2016 Republican candidate, Rick Santorum. If you’re unfamiliar with Rick Santorum, he’s famous for two things: Being a champion of social issues, and a propensity to unapologetically wear sweater vests. Here are some of his greatest sweater vest hits from the campaign trail over the years.

1. The classic gray

2. The classic gray.. again

3. The dark blue.. classic

4. The “Mister Rogers”


 5. The confident black

6. Classic campaign blue

7. Did I mention he likes gray?

8. Can’t stop rockin’ that gray

9. Cardboard cut-out blue

10. Finally, a campaign slogan with meaning

Hey, if it’s working for him (which it’s not according to recent polls), why change it? Will 2016 bring us some pastels or, perhaps, shades of green? I’m doubtful, since Rick Santorum was fifty shades of gray before fifty shades of gray was cool.

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  1. I checked out the “sweater vest” Wiki page. Santorum is even used as a “model” in the article.

    The “sweater vest” is alternately known in Britain as a “tank top,” derived from its resemblance to a “tank suit,” a style of one-piece women’s swimsuit. May suggest Santorum wanting to free his femme side. Sort of a wool camisole.

    The article goes on to say it was big in the 1970s, but unlike Santorum, the sweater vest is enjoying a revival of popularity. . .

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