A man who looks like Abe Lincoln, and dresses like him on occasion, appeared at an Obama event in July 2012. A video clip of an exchange between Obama and the Abe Lincoln impersonator became a very popular video online. By coincidence, or possibly through an intentional setup, an Abe Lincoln look-alike appears later in August at a Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan event.

The photo below, obtained from a slideshow on the Washington Post website, has since been removed and replaced with another photo.