Mitt Romney’s campaign team recently told ABC News the presidential candidate will begin receiving Secret Service protection this week due to “increased crowd sizes” at political events. Once the Internet realized that meant Romney will need a code name, Twitter users immediately volunteered to provide some options.
The tweets came pouring in under the hashtag “#RomneyCodeName,” made popular by pundit Paul Begala and the Huffington Post. Common references included:
- the Seamus saga (“Roof Doggy Dog“)
- the Mormon church (“The Mighty Mormon Power Ranger”)
- his wealth (“Moneybags“)
- his fashion sense (“Mom Jeans“)
Though most were merely playful, some tweets involved some harsh judgments on Romney’s positions. “Actually, [the code name] will change every few weeks,” one Twitter user said.