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#RomneyCodeName: Finding a Secret Service Moniker for Mitt Romney

COLUMBIA, SC - JANUARY 21:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters at his primary night rally January 21, 2012 in Columbia, South Carolina. Romney conceded defeat in the South Carolina primary to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) "Have you located Pink Slip?!"

Now that Mitt Romney will be flanked by the Secret Service owing to increasing crowd sizes at his primary events, he's going to need a code name. As is custom. "The use of such names was originally for security purposes and dates to a time when sensitive electronic communications were not routinely encrypted; today, the names simply serve for purposes of brevity, clarity, and tradition."

Thanks, Wikipedia! Now on to the fun of assigning a code name to the robotic Republican front-runner. Strictly for brevity and clarity, not mocking.

Suggestions from Twitter:

@dbernstein GailCollins

@adampasick 1. White Shadow 2. Mr. Roboto 3. Chuckles

@TopherCarlton Outsource

@PaulBegala Moneybags

@DocPolitics Not Gingrich

@tathompsonKS Pink Slip

We submit: Mittens, Vanilla, Capitol Gain

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Photo: John Moore/2012 Getty Images