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Know the Issues: Mitt Romney Thinks Pink and Red Dresses Are Everything

If you hadn't realized that the presidential election is creeping up on us, you must be one of those undecided low-information voters we've been hearing about. Right now you're the center of so much attention, and I'm sure that's very flattering for you, but sooner or later you're going to have to make a decision.

Now, there are several ways you can go about the hard work of making up your mind, but here's the best way: 1) figure out what's important to you and 2) find out where each of the candidates stands. Now, since you're on a fashion website, I'm just going to assume that style is really important to you. The importantest. Unfortunately, both candidates and their respective parties have failed to outline a stance on fashion as part of their platform, and as far as I know, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney has ever discussed his taste in womenswear.

However, Michelle Obama has publicly worn clothes for many years now, and we can probably assume that her spouse supports her choices. So let's talk record: Mobama favors emerging American designers and projects fashion forward elegance. It's hard to take issue with her style, although of course some (like petulant child Oscar de la Renta) have found ways to criticize her.

On the other hand, the American public is only starting to get to know Ann Romney's style: we took note of her (maybe pointed) decision to wear an ODLR skirt suit to the Republican Party Convention, but we've only just discovered that she's obsessed with the Boston-based designer Alfred Fiandaca. She wears practically nothing else.

In an interview with WWD, Fiandaca shared some vital information about Ann's philosophy of style: she has no qualms about wearing pieces from past collections and she'll even wear the same item multiple times. What a hero!

Unfortunately, some other details have emerged which raise serious red flags: Fiandaca has revealed that Ann Romney takes style advice from her husband and "definitely dresses for him," which sounds like it could maybe be adorable (if you're endeared to traditional gender roles) until you hear about his taste in womenswear:

"Mitt likes her to wear red and pink, to have a defined waist and to show her figure because he’s very proud of her."

That sound you just heard was me gagging. If you're still undecided after reading to the end of this, the election next month is obviously the least of your problems.

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