Daniel Doherty

To be honest, I have never once wondered or thought about where campaign swag goes after presidential hopefuls lose their elections -- until now. After all, who in their right mind would want to wear a Romney/Ryan 2012 t-shirt in public after they lost? I sure as hell wouldn’t. And while I’ve never seen anyone wearing one since at least November 6, 2012, if I did I would probably only feel more depressed and wistful about what could have been.

In any case, this is pretty cool. Via The DC:

President Obama might have ancestral roots in Kenya, but at least one school in Kenya is all about former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

The Knox County Romney Campaign of Tennessee has outfitted some 200 children at the Orbit Village Project in Nairobi, Kenya with leftover Romney campaign t-shirts from the 2012 election cycle.

Alexander Waters, the campaign director for the Knox County Romney Campaign, explained to The Daily Caller that his group decided to send the shirts to the school and refuge as Waters’ aunt, Cyndy Waters, runs the project and its American base is in Sevierville, Tenn.

“I mentioned to her that we had a lot of shirts and that we were wondering if they had a need for them and she said, ‘Yes, that would be great.’ So instead of putting them into a storage unit or something we were like, ‘We can generate some good out of these shirts,’” Waters said.

“I’ve been over there and a shirt can go a long way,” he added.

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Of course, I’m glad to see the Romney/Ryan shirts being put to good use. But I do, however, wish the names and logos on the apparel were (ahem) a little bit different.


Daniel Doherty

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