Remember the 300-pound Romney sign used in backdrops of the former GOP presidential candidate's campaigns? Well, the metal lunker belongs to an Iowa man. The avid collector answered a Craigslist ad days ago about the sign and was the first to claim it. And get this: the 300-pound Mitt Romney sign was free for the taking. How's that for a piece of memorabilia?
According to a Jan. 11 report from CNN, Don McDowell, 27, is now the proud owner of a piece of history from the Romney campaign.
When the uber-collector got word the 300-pound Romney sign was up for grabs to anyone who could haul it away, he got some buddies together and rented a truck. And get this: McDowell is a card-carrying Republican, but he got some bi-partisan support from his Democratic brother. Imagine that?
The hulking Romney campaign sign (pictured here with McDowell in the center) is eight-feet-wide and stands five-feet-tall. But it was no match for the collector and his buddies.
Apparently, after Mitt's campaign ended, the sign was abandoned at the Des Moines campaign office. However, owners of the building wanted it out before a new tenant moved in.
On why he wanted the 300-pound Mitt Romney campaign sign:
"I've been going to political events since about the time I could walk so I've got signs, buttons and things from the caucuses and the straw poll," he said. Among the highlights of his collection prior to the Romney sign was a "mini-statue of Jimmy Carter holding a peanut."
While he hasn't a clue on what to do with the Romney sign, McDowell now has is eyes on the 2016 elections. How's that for forward-thinking?