This new Democratic National Committee presents a mash-up that pits two of the various versions of Mitt Romney who have appeared during the campaign over the past year in a debate. It’s RomneyBot, the often lifelike droid persona, versus “The Stench,” the plutocratic Romney who says what he really thinks to other oligarchs in quiet rooms.
Transcript of the ad:
ROMNEYBOT: Too many Americans are struggling to find work in today’s economy.
THE STENCH: I like being able to fire people.
ROMNEYBOT: Too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck.
THE STENCH: I’ll tell you what, ten thousand bucks?
ROMNEYBOT: President Obama and I both care about poor and middle class families.
THE STENCH: I’m not concerned about the very poor.
ROMNEYBOT: The difference is, my policies will make things better for them.
THE STENCH: And my job is not to worry about those people – I’ll never convince them to take personal responsibility and care for their lives
ROMNEYBOT: I’m Mitt Romney, and I approve this message
In case you’ve forgotten what The Stench said last May, here is a refresher:
MITT ROMNEY: There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what … And so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.