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That's the premise of the latest video from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. AFSCME's video, "I Love Lamp," was released Tuesday and it mixes clips of a recent Mitt Romney speech in Michigan with scenes from the movie Anchorman, where unintelligent character Brick Tamland, played with brilliance by Steve Carell, starts naming off things he sees and saying he loves them. Tamland talks about how he loves things like lamps and desks. Romney's speech has him saying that he loves cars and lakes and how the trees are the same height. AFSCME makes the point that speech is nothing more than political pandering in the lead-up to the Michigan primary and that it isn't even very good pandering as Romney has nothing intelligent to say about his "home" state.
Mitt Romney's recent pandering speech in Michigan sounded awfully familiar. Just as Will Ferrell's character Ron Burgundy in the movie Anchorman might have asked, "Mitt, are you just naming things you see in the state and saying you love them?"