Just days after Barack Obama released a devastating ad with Mitt Romney’s off-key singing, the Romney campaign has come back with its own musical campaign ad.
In this ad, Romney uses Obama’s lines from Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” to emphasize that Obama loves his donors but not the middle class.
The ad is effective as long as the most recent fundraising records are not considered. Romney outraised Obama $106 million to $75 million. Romney’s attempt to claim to Obama is in love with his donors is a shoe that fits. The problem is that it fits for Romney as well, if not better.
Here is the Obama ad, posted on Foolocracy a few days ago, with Romney’s less than velvetry voice. In this ad, Obama attacks Romney’s record of outsourcing jobs and investments. It is becoming a potent attack that Romney has so far failed to counter.
Now it is time to give these singing ads a break. This campaign is starting to look more like an audition for American Idol than a presidential campaign. One ad each for these candidates is fine. It is clever and interesting. If it goes beyond this, then I am afraid to imagine what might be coming. Dueling banjos? Perhaps Simon Cowell will moderate the debates. That would definitely break up the dry patches in those debates.
UPDATE: So much for the great dueling videos of the presidential candidates singing. It seems that the Romney campaign engaged in a copyright infringement by using a video of Obama’s singing.