From Politico’s Morning Score:
EXCLUSIVE – AFSCME TRACKS DOWN ROMNEY’S GARBAGE MAN: The public service union features Richard Hayes, whose route includes Romney’s ocean-front mansion in La Jolla, Calif., in a new video that highlights the 47% comment. “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,” Hayes says. “Picking up 15, 16 tons by hand, you know 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 is the first in a series of videos intended to be part campaign attack, part online testimonial, part survey tool and part recruiting tool. There’s footage in in the 60-second video of Hayes picking up trash from in front of the Romney home.
Companion website here.
Call it the TMZ-ization of presidential campaigns.
Just don’t call it right.