Anti-Romney Ad Uses Mitt Romney’s Trash Man to Bash Him [Video]
You know a political campaign is getting dirty when a candidate’s garbage man comes out against him. In a new anti-Romney ad from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Richard Hayes, Romney’s garbage man, talks about what he does for a living, and criticizes Romney:
“My name is Richard Hayes, and I pick up Mitt Romney’s trash. We’re kind of like the invisible people. He doesn’t realize that the service we provide — if it wasn’t for us, it would be a big health issue, us not picking up trash.
“Residents do come out and shake our hands. Sometimes they give us hugs and thank us for the job we’re doing, hand us water and Gatorades. Tell us we’re doing a good job and keep up the good work. Picking up 15, 16 tons by hand, that takes a toll on your body. When I’m 55, 60 years old, I know my body’s gonna be break down [sic]. Mitt Romney doesn’t care about that.”
This ad is reportedly one of many to follow where real workers offer their own testimonials.
Considering working people have watched their wages stagnate for decades, there is nothing wrong with allowing 40 hour a week Americans a space to air out their grievances.
The 1% is taking an unfair share of the wealth, and the 99% should tell them so, but there is something a bit off-putting about this ad, or any ad which uses a candidate’s maid, gardener, or trash man to batter him or her. It’s certainly allowed, but is it right? What do you think? Was this a good move by Democrats or was it over the top?
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