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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Release Competing Campaign Videos for Mother's Day


With both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama rapidly approaching full campaign mode, both parties have released Mother's Day videos on YouTube to praise the women in their lives.

Mitt Romney's video, reportedly produced by his sons, shows each of the boys recalling their favorite memories with their mother, Ann:

"To celebrate Mother’s Day, Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben, and Craig Romney decided to pay tribute to their mom by sharing some of their favorite memories of her. Happy Mother's Day!" it said on Mitt Romney's site.

A campaign press release quotes Mrs. Romney saying, “After watching this short video that my sons put together for me for Mother’s Day, you’ll see how my rowdy little boys turned into sweet, wonderful men.”

Meanwhile, in Barack Obama's Mother's Day video, the president's mother, grandmother, and wife are each given their respective turns:

In his video, Obama spoke of the role that “strong responsible women” played in his life, and that of his daughters.  He also spoke of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which expands workers’ rights to sue in payroll discrimination cases.

“She was somebody who recognized that those of us who have some talents, who have been given opportunities, that we gotta give something back, and I'll always be indebted to her for that,” Obama said of his mother.

But is either video likely to sway voters?  Which do you think is better?

(H/T: Buzzfeed)

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