Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/18/2011

2012 Republican National Convention logo is boring, but that’s a good thing

On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee unveiled its logo for the 2012 national convention in Tampa Bay this summer. Not such a big deal, you may be telling yourself.

But in today’s politics, even something as straightforward as a logo design can be fraught with danger.

Remember the “subliminal” message that some gleeful Democrats thought they saw in the logo for the 2008 GOP convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul? (Was that elephant imitating a certain senator’s infamous “wide stance” that had made a men’s room in that airport a tourist attraction?)

And an earlier logo design by the 2012 GOP convention’s Tampa host committee also caught flak. (A minaret? Oh no!)

So this one may look boring, but hey--that’s probably the point.

See the winning logo here and more news on Election 2012 here.

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