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Romney's Flag Pin Is Bigger Than Obama's At Debate... And What's With That Strange Blob? (PHOTOS)

Was Romney's flashy accessory really 47% bigger than Obama's?

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?

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Romney's American Flag Pin Captures Twitter's Attention

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