Mitt Romney and People of Color: A Brief History in 15 Moments

1. Hanging with the Lunch Crew

Short Version: Romney's most memorable photo op with people-of-color illustrates where he feels most comfortable around them: As a customer of a fast-food restaurant.

Long Version: An image of Romney posing with employees of a Chipotle where he ate while preparing for his first debate with Barack Obama was made under perfectly normal circumstances and rendered epic only by the expression on the face of the man to Romney’s left, restaurant manager Marty Arps. Arps later said, “It’s a facial expression I do when I’m excited.” Arps’s excitement was so palpable he became a meme.

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