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We Know You’d Do Anything For Mitt, But Please Don’t Do That
October 26, 2012
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Chances are, this won't swing any votes to Barack Obama, but if your Mitt Romney this is the kind of endorsement you don't need.

Not with the U.S. election now just 11 days away.

At a campaign rally in Ohio, Romney was joined on stage by a few celebrity supporters - country singers 'Big and Rich,' Randy Owen from the band 'Alabama', and the legendary Meat Loaf.

To cap off the event, they led the crowd in a rendition of 'America The Beautiful' - at least, we think that's what it was.

This is so mind blowing, even Romney looks like he'd rather be questioned about his tax returns than be on stage.

Watch the video at the top of the page, and definitely hang in for when Mr. Loaf really gets going.

By the way, earlier in the rally, Meat Loaf took the stage to fire up the crowd saying...

"Storm clouds (have) come over the United States... There are storms brewing through China, through Asia, through everywhere... The other night when President Barack Obama, God bless him, said to Mitt Romney, 'The Cold War is over', I have never heard such a thing in my life."

Meat Loaf praised Romney's "backbone" and said he will "stand tall in this country and fight the storm and bring the United States back to what it should be."

You might be surprised to hear, this was apparently Meat Loaf's first political endorsement.

At the same time, one of Romney's biggest backers made a controversial comment during an interview on CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight.'

John H. Sununu - a co-chair for the Romney campaign - was asked about former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell supporting President Obama.

Powell served in President George W. Bush's administration and is a Republican. But he has endorsed Obama.

Sununu suggested Powell's decision was based on race saying...

"When you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama," Sununu said.

When Morgan asked him "What reason would that be?", Sununu said "Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him."

Go forward to about :45 to watch the exchange.

Sununu was criticized for the remark on Twitter. Shortly after midnight, he released a statement on the web site of the conservative National Review magazine in which he backtracked.

"Colin Powell is a friend and I respect the endorsement decision he made and I do not doubt that it was based on anything but his support of the president's policies," he said. "Piers Morgan's question was whether Colin Powell should leave the [Republican] party, and I don't think he should."

Meantime, there's a new campaign ad supporting Obama that's creating a bit of controversy as well.

It stars the creator of the HBO show 'Girls' Lena Dunham, offering advice for first-time voters (or virgins if you will).

In the ad - called 'Your First Time' - Dunham jokingly says it should be "amazing" and "shouldn't be with just with anybody."

She says "You want to do it with a great guy... who cares about whether you get health care insurance; specifically, whether you get birth control."

And she says when the time comes... to vote, it's "super uncool" to say you weren't ready.

Have a look.

Of course, not everyone - mainly conservatives - thinks the ad is funny. The Right Scoop called the ad "disgusting."

Ben Shapiro at Breitbart said it was "astoundingly tasteless."

A National Review article called it "cringeworthy."

Dunham defends the ad saying it was "light" but that "the message is serious: vote for women's rights."

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