Viral Eminem parody: ‘Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:12 EDT
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Mitt Romney in Eminem parody video
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An Australian man has created what may be the best video of the 2012 election season so far.

Hugh Atkin, an Australian lawyer who has been creating viral videos on YouTube since 2007, has produced a parody of rapper Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady.”

The video begins with a mashup of President Barack Obama asking, “Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up?”

The parody goes on to piece together clips of the Republican presidential candidate speaking about his positions on the poor, abortion, contraception and immigration. It also mocks Romney’s religion, his singing and the story about him forcing a dog to ride on the roof of his station wagon.

“Uh … with regards to abortion … uh … You can choose your own adventure. It’s a Republican dementia,” Romney raps. “And I’m more concerned about the banks: They’re unable to lend. Corporations are people, my friend. My dog is on the roof. My dog is on the roof. Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?”

According to YouTube, the video had been viewed over 12,000 in less than 24 hours.

Watch this video from Hugh Atkin, uploaded March 19, 2012.

(H/T: The Hill, BuzzFeed)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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