But it wasn't just the size that drew attention. From a distance, Mitt's pin seemed to have a small black blob on it. Was it the shape of a heart? A star? The Illuminati Pyramid and All Seeing Eye? (Um, probably not.)
Turns out it was a particularly special star. The Associated Press tweeted, "Romney's lapel pin has the Secret Service logo - a star - on it. The Secret Service agents who protect him gave it to him. #Election2012" (Romney's personal aid, D.G. Jackson, confirmed the same via Twitter.)
Mystery solved -- but not before dozens and dozens of chatty viewers got a word in edgewise. Check out photos of the pins in question as well as our favorite tweets on the topic. What did you think of Romney's flashy accessory?