Romney’s garbage man trashes him in new Obama ad

Is it all just political rubbish? Plus, every on-screen drink from ‘Mad Men’ in less than five minutes, brands should be friends with other brands, Target’s debuts a new rom-com series as part of its fall campaign, and more.

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It’s one thing when our presidential candidates start slinging political mud during a campaign or, fingers crossed, at Wednesday night’s debate. That we’ve come to expect. But Obama supporters are out to prove they fight a little dirtier, just in more of a traditional sense. In a new anti-Romney spot from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the former Massachusetts governor’s own garbage man, Richard Hayes, takes out more than just the trash at Romney’s multi-million-dollar home. “We’re kind of like the invisible people,” says Hayes. “He doesn’t realize that the service we provide.”

While the Obama campaign owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Hayes, I am thankful for the video editor who meticulously collected and spliced together every on-screen drink from “Mad Men” in less than five minutes. Time well wasted.

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