header graphic

MoveOn.org Political Action

"Mitt Romney is Mr. 1%" +
:30 ad announced Dec. 2, 2011 to run for one week on CNN and MSNBC in Iowa.

Male Announcer: According to the publisher of New Hampshire's Union Leader, which Republican candidate represents the 1%?

Hint: he calls himself unemployed while making plans to quadruple the size of his $12 million beach house.  He thinks corporations are people, and as head of a multimillion dollar firm he shipped good America jobs overseas and cut thousands more.

He's Mitt Romney or, as voters are starting to call him, Mr. 1%.

Female Announcer: MoveOn.org Political Action is responsible for the content of this advertisement.

Notes: According to the press release: The ad quotes the publisher of the influential and conservative newspaper the Union Leader stating that Mitt Romney represents the 1%. The ad also shows how Romney once said that he was unemployed around the same time he was making plans to expand his $12 million beachfront house.

"It's not often that MoveOn and the publisher of the Union Leader agree," said Justin Ruben, Executive Director of MoveOn.org. "Millionaire Mitt Romney is Mr. 1%, and the epitome of corporate greed run amok. A former CEO, Romney made his millions by buying up companies, cutting thousands of jobs, and then turning around and reaping the profits. Iowa voters deserve to know the truth. Romney has a proven record of governing for and by the corporations, and there is no doubt that he represents the 1%.”