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People for the American Way

"Mitt Romney: Man of the Corporations" +
:30 ad run in NH announced Aug. 15, 2011. 

Romney [clip from Iowa State Fair]: "Corporations are people my friend."
Audience member: "No they're not."
Romney: "Of course they are.  Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people."
Several audience members: Loud Laughs.
Romney: Where do you think it goes?

[Music starts; crowd sound; video effects]

TEXT: CEO salaries soaring

TEXT: Romney benefits from millions in corporate contributions

Romney: "You may disagree with it, but that's my view"

TEXT: Mitt Romney  Man of the people // Man of the corporations

Female Announcer: People For the American Way is responsible for the content of this advertising.

Notes: According to PFAW's press release:

“Mitt Romney has exposed the  fallacy behind the GOP’s disastrous economic agenda, with his contention that ‘corporations are people,’” said Michael Keegan, President of People For the American Way. “At a time when CEO salaries are soaring and wealth disparities are growing, Romney and his GOP allies continue to refuse to make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share. Instead, Romney is standing up for his wealthy corporate backers at the expense of the individual Americans who are bearing the brunt of the economic downturn.  All Americans – and all American voters – are real people, and we expect the government to work for us, not for corporations.”

People For the American Way is also circulating a petition to its members urging Romney to retract his comment.