Did Mitt Romney Put on Fake Tanner to Make Himself Browner to Appeal to Latino Voters?

Just when you think Mitt Romney can’t possibly find a way to embarrass himself in public any more than he already has during the 2012 presidential election, he surprises you with another jaw-dropping gaffe.

Democratic blogs and message boards lit up with the release of a photo that showed very Snooki-colored Mitt Romney chatting it up during a televised debate for Univision.

The Democratic Underground spotted the difference in tones and they did a double take at the suddenly golden-hued Romney.

This was the Republican presidential candidate at the end of August at the Republican National Convention accepting the nomination from his party:

And this is what he looked like Wednesday (Sep 19) at the Juntos Con Romney Rally at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exhibition:

So, unless Mitt Romney somehow spent the last 24 hours in the Nevada desert working on his tan, it’s probably safe to say that Mitt is wearing a fake tanner.

The question is: WHY?

Does he really think that he can win Latino voters over if he’s not as pale? Does he not realize that Latinos come in every hue, from pale like talk show host Cristina Saralegui, to chocolate brown like the late Celia Cruz?

Latino is a culture, not a race, so he’s not winning any “browning” points for looking like a cooked gringo.

Que estupido.


  • Sad American

    Google, now you are going way above and beyone the call of duty to try and make Romney look bad. Your bias coupled with nbc, cbs and abc are blatantly trying your best to keep Obama and incomtetent ideas for another 4 more years. i sincerely hope you fail because if obaba has another 4 more years to tear down our country, there will be no hope for us in the end.

    • Hendronicus

      You’re actually going to try and blame this on Google? Wow! You are sad.

  • Sad American

    Google, now you are going way above and beyone the call of duty to try and make Romney look bad. Your bias coupled with nbc, cbs and abc are blatantly trying your best to keep Obama and incomtetent ideas for another 4 more years. i sincerely hope you fail because if obaba has another 4 more years to tear down our country, there will be no hope for us in the end.

  • LatinoInFlorida

    I agree with the article…he does look tanner, im latino and romney never applealed to me, and the fact that he got a tan before the speech is offensive.

    Latinoa for obama 2012

    • ajjohnson31

      Remember, this is a guy who identifies very strongly as ‘white’. He said to the PM, I think, when he was in Britain, that when he was president he would have very good relations with Britain because of his “shared Anglo-saxon heritage”, thereby leaving out anyone else in his country who was NOT from an Anglo-saxon heritage. Romney doesn’t realize he is in a minority. It was really, really offensive to me that he said that.

      So now, he’s so incredibly tone-deaf, he thinks he’ll just look a little bit more ‘brown’ so he’ll appeal to brown people more… incredible. You know, the guy is smart – he’s got an MBA, I believe. But he hasn’t a CLUE about anyone except his cronies.

      Anglo-saxon effing heritage….. And the tanning stuff does make him look more orange as well as darker.

  • crabsalot

    OMG..can the reporters (libs) be any dumber? Who gives a rats backside if he has tanner on! You guys take stupidity to new heights. Are there more important things going on in the world like the middle east is on fire and the economy is in the tank… than if he did or didn’t have tanner on! You guys are really idiots!!!

    • AFV

      Libs? Really? Funny how the right has to embrace the virtues of lying, cheating, greed and stupidity in order to support their nominee. Mitt Romney is a tax cheat that probably committed voter fraud and you’re the guy that’s left supporting him. Put your country before party. You’ll live a better life.

    • bette

      Prove it. Where’s your facts?

    • AFV

      My proof is the news. You should read it sometimes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dfedorko Dave Fedorko

      You sound desperate. Desperate to ignore your candidate’s pandering, his lies, his record and his lack of appeal. Who’s the real idiot?

    • crabsalot

      Blind mice following the tune of the pied piper leading them to sure disaster….

  • AFV

    This is so funny. Desperation make-up.

  • aerows

    This is hilarious. I’m surprised he didn’t come out in a sombrero.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.harding.98 Kimberly Harding

      LMAO!! I was JUST about to say the SAME THING!!! And a poncho on a donkey!

  • DevastatingLegDrop_22

    What a crap website.

  • Captaegis

    What a Dumb sh!t you are – he’s clearly wearing makeup that everyone wears when they go on tv or in front of studio lights. You poor desperate morons.

    • SexBobOmb

      Yeah, except in all his other appearances, he was white….

    • bette

      Duh!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002166668687 Ali Goria

    Considering it’s unlikely that Romney travels with a make up artist maybe you should be asking why Univision make up artists seem to be incapable of doing TV makeup correctly for non Hispanics.

    • Jennifer_Fiche

      False. Romney DOES have a make-up artist on staff.

    • mom

      wasn’t univision … when he entered makeup for univision … he said no thank you.

  • Robert Johnston

    Can somebody please translate and re-post this article in Spanish!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ashley.Bell.523 Ashley Bell

    White people…. they get darker in sunlight. I’m sure Mitt Romney is very sorry he spent some time in the sun. He’ll go buy some SFP50 today, just to make sure he remains pastey white for all the overly sensitive Latinos out there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frivilosity Steve Hawley

    I’m as anti Twitt as anybody but that is photoshoped.

  • http://www.facebook.com/annick.lemonnier.5 Annick Lemonnier

    HAHA! he forgot the ears….

    • NuriaRodriguez

      LOL, yeah, he obviously can’t blend in any function.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimberly.harding.98 Kimberly Harding

    I think its the uni-vision make up people that did this, and just a bad make up- but still funny!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1346266932 Nancy Sutton Lewin

    Brownie points? No pun intended!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000111023172 Veronica Hope

    This is not the first photo I have seen of him with cake make-up on. As much as I loathe this man, I feel the author is reaching here. I find myself reading less and less from this site. I’m an uber-liberal, but do not believe that this kind of crap wins any votes or popularity contest. Totally disappointed in this story and especially the headline. Seems like something Faux News would publish.

  • Bill

    I’m as anti-Mitt as they come, but I’m calling bull$&@/Photoshop on this one.

    • mom

      every picture – from every photographer -from all angles from the event show this exact shade as well as pics of him in other places that day … did I miss the announcement of what exact shade to use on the pallet? how about the line behind the ear? LOL … he wishes it was photoshopped to remove the color.

  • http://gossiponthis.com/ Gossip on This

    Definitely not photoshop. These pictures are FILTER FREE and UNTOUCHED. They’re all over the official press sites.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1032501350 Kim Reece

    Are you sure that isn’t George Hamilton? This guy is obviously trying to lose. I believe the rank and file Republicans are still backing him just out of spite.

  • http://twitter.com/messengerpuppet Gonzo di Dottore

    oompa loompa

  • PeterMcPumpkin

    Mittens Jose Romney aka Dirty Sanchez

  • NuriaRodriguez

    Well, yes obviously he will appeal to some since there were plenty of them at his rally. Why? Yeah, I ask myself the same question. Sorry, but the only use this guy has for Latino’s are to clean his house and mow his lawn. Mitt, sorry but it would take a heck of a lot more than a fake tan to get my vote. Actually, there’s nothing you can do to get my vote!

    • mom

      MU students didn’t want to go … he insisted on changing the rules from a MU student only to open and then bused in his croonies from all over florida to fill the empty seats

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.nosal.10 Michael Nosal

    see the palms of his hand? Dead giveaway of fake tanning lotion

  • TomDegan

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he tried something like that. The man is as desperate as any politician I’ve seen in my life:

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan

  • rjwalker

    I’m a liberal and just about as disdainful of Romney as anyone could be, but Jeez’o’pete, so what?

    First, the color difference could just be a matter of the white balance settings on the camera.

    And even if not… So what? In 2008 Obama was known to change his hair color depending on his audience – adding or subtracting gray as the audience changed

  • http://twitter.com/dogswuvwabbits triple rainbow love

    Nothing like a cooked gringo to win over those Latinos.

  • michaelnyc

    George Hamilton must be his assistant.

  • queenkaye

    this is just TOO GOOD!!!!! :-) all his money could not buy him a good tanning salon??? wow.

  • aerows

    Mitt Romney: I’d cry for you, I’d lie for you, lay down and dye for you…

  • Hucklebuck

    He makes Dubya look like a Rhodes Scholar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3216832 Tyler Brennan

    Brownie points … I see what you did there.

  • Texas4obama

    Romney got off of the plane in Miami yesterday with his face darkened, so it was NOT anything that Univision did. In the photo on the link below you can see a ‘line’ and the back 47% of his neck is white.
    Photo here in comment #170: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251101160#post170

  • Latina

    Uhm…. didn’t most black people only vote for Obama just because he’s black?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dustin-Charles/100001259231262 Dustin Charles

      Beliefs, values, understanding, shared life experiences – look ‘em up, then go #### yourself (shout out to Eastwood and Obama’s bar chair).

      My mom is white, my dad is black.
      I’m not a cheerleader for gay marriage, but I am for equality.
      I understand that growing up mixed black and white comes with struggles.
      I understand the unsavory necessity of learning how to identify, understand, and deal with hateful people at a young age. It’s bad enough just to discover that much hate as a child.

      From those early lessons I learned to value the absence of prejudice.
      I learned I was a strong and selfless enough leader to give others the opportunity to do the same.

      I value freedom of choice — where there are no victims.
      I value going into business to heighten the success of one’s success and the success of their country-men/women (because one doesn’t hate half the population – or cheer on their death-beds).
      I value the idea of not sending troops to war when it is unnecessary.
      I value the idea of a single wife and single marriage.
      I value keeping the elderly long enough for them to impart their love and knowledge onto their grandchildren.
      I value the idea of wealth, in a broken economy, NOT being a prerequisite to the health.
      I value the poor, the working poor, and most everyone else.
      I value the idea of making college less affordable, accessible and mainstream.
      I value the idea of raising mathscores and CATCHING UP with the rest of the industrialized world, but in a smarter, cleaner, more sustainable manner.

      … and much more…

      Now, why don’t you go ahead and tell us why you are voting for Romney.

    • bette

      Beliefs, values, understanding, shared life experiences – Don’t need to look them up, I live them. (Big shout out to Eastwood and Obama’s bar chair).
      My mom is American and so is my father.
      I’m not a cheerleader for gay marriage, but I am for live and let live.
      I understand that growing up latina comes with struggles.
      I understand the unsavory necessity of learning how to identify, understand, and deal with hateful people at a young age. It’s bad enough just to discover that much hate as a child.
      From those early lessons I learned to value the absence of prejudice.
      I learned I was a strong and selfless, compassionate and honest enough to be me to give others the opportunity to be themselves.
      I value freedom of choice — where there are no victims.
      I value going into business to heighten one’s success and the success of their country-men/women (because one doesn’t hate half the population – or cheer on their death-beds).
      I value the idea of not sending troops to war WHEN it is unnecessary.
      I value the idea of a single wife and single marriage.
      I value keeping the elderly long enough for them to impart their love and knowledge onto their grandchildren and even longer to live the joy of their successes.
      I value the idea of wealth, in a broken economy, NOT being a prerequisite to health or a prerequisite to chairty.
      I value the poor, the working poor, the working rich and most everyone else.
      I value the idea of making college more affordable, accessible and mainstream.
      I value the idea of raising math scores and CATCHING UP with the rest of the industrialized world,I value bringing language arts back to the curriculum in elementary and secondary schools, I value a complete education that includes Bible history, but in a smarter, cleaner, more sustainable manner.
      … and much much much more
      What makes you any different than me?

  • Tressa

    He might as well use a fake tanner….everything about him is phony!

  • minifro

    photo editing people…. come on now.

    • mom

      every picture – from every photographer -from all angles from the event show this exact shade.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LisaBrayer Lisa Brayer

    Adios Senior Romney!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AbuDoub Eric C. Friedman
  • Helloitsme!

    hahahahahahaha!

  • Jay Effkay

    LOL

    can you blame the guy

    Latinos want respect, but they jump fences to mow our lawns and clean our toilets

    You say youre a culture, well try and be an American first if you want to be taken seriously

  • http://twitter.com/MiksDaddy Joseph Anthony

    These GOP twosome,Romney Fella & Immature Ryan are such bumbling fools ,liars and thieves.

  • Bette Rice

    Have any of you ever heard about photoshopping? No? Hum? Jokes on you.