Mitt Slaps Obama Singing Ad, Foiled By Copyright Claim
Romney's response ad gets yanked from YouTube
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2012 9:00 AM CDT
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(Newser) – President Obama recently jeered at Mitt Romney with a campaign ad featuring Romney's terrible rendition of "America the Beautiful." Team Romney's attempted shot back, using a clip of Obama singing "Let's Stay Together," fell short on a couple of levels: Obama can actually sing (Wonkette's headline: "Romney Campaign Pounces Back With Devastating Ad of Obama Singing Well"), and the Romney ad got hit with a copyright claim from BMG and was yanked from YouTube. The Obama ad doesn't have that problem, since "America the Beautiful" is in the public domain, Politico notes.

Romney's campaign is arguing their use of "Let's Stay Together" is allowable under fair use, and trying to get the ad back up—but it will take at least 10 days. Until then, so that you're not left in suspense: The ad was called "Political Payoffs and Middle-Class Layoffs," and it featured "the president singing well for a few seconds while the unemployment rate is high," writes Jim Newell on Wonkette. "Even worse, it reveals that the Obama campaign funds itself with money from 'donors,' who congregate at secret gatherings known as 'fundraisers.' This hush-hush arrangement flies in the face of the campaign’s official story that all of its money is cut from the tanned leather of locally raised unicorn." In the ad, Obama sings the line, "I'm so in love with you" to his donors, Talking Points Memo notes, underscoring that Obama donors are flourishing while others struggle.

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JT119
Jul 18, 2012 9:07 AM CDT
This just goes to show the disconnection from the american people, he romney doesnt even know any pop music which is american as apple pie, probably the only popular music he knows is the OJ's money money money money. He and his sons the dont go into the arm services because their cult forbids it, they participate in the benifit but dont share in the burden, Ask anyone of them to sing a popular song, they probably cant, THEY ARE NOT AMERICANS THEY ARE MORMONS
USLady
Jul 17, 2012 3:26 PM CDT
You know what the singing shows between Romney and Obama,that Romney has a right heart for this country and sung a song about America! Obama sang a song like he was trying to show off! I will stand by the man with a right heart for this country.That is what being the president is about! having a right heart to direct this country right! not like Obama!
wasntme
Jul 17, 2012 2:47 PM CDT
This man should campaign on what he is specifically going to do if elected., but he doesn't really know what he is going to do. He doesn't have a clue. He has been wealthy from the day he was born. That's all he really ever had to know.