Both candidates for US President are the subjects of duelling music videos released this past week as supporters for both camps step up the political rhetoric, while trying to capture the attention of voters.
Mitt Romney is the subject of a music video that has gone viral, to the cheers of Democrats and the jeers of Republicans. Sung to the tune of Aqua's 1990's hit Barbie Girl, the video has quickly developed a big following online.
ABC News describes Romney Girl as a Swiss Miss enjoying the perks of Romney's wealth, like fur coats, hot tubs and a shiny red convertible, a not-so-subtle critique of the Republican candidate's $255 million net worth.
She sings. "I'm a Romney girl, in a Romney world. Life is taxless. It's fantastic. Silver tip your hair, tax shelters everywhere, Outsource nation, Bain is his creation."
The video makes fun of Romney for founding the investment firm Bain Capital, for having offshore bank accounts and not releasing his tax returns.
Funded by the Agenda Project Action Fund, a one-minute version will be airing as a campaign ad in several cities including New York and Washington. Erica Payne, president of the fund, tells ABC News, “Our goal is that we’ll spark people’s interest in understanding more about his taxes.” “We are obviously not trying to make a serious video, but we felt like sometimes if you have a really serious subject and you need a lot of people to understand it, it could be better to approach it with a non-serious take.”
But Barach Obama doesn't get off so easy. JustNew Productions takes a few shots at the Democratic President over some of his policies. Sung to the tune of Gotye’s "Somebody That I Used to Know," the video takes the position of a disgruntled supporter. “You took Obamacare so far. But you left me like a dog strapped on Romney’s car.”