1:21pm PT by Michael O'Connell
Mitt Romney's Dog Resurfaces for Snarky 'Simpsons' Endorsement (Video)
With just five days to go until the presidential election, The Simpsons has released its first campaign ad: a tongue-in-cheek spot from the Springfield Republican Party and Mr. Burns.
The animated tycoon says that of all the gaffes and unflattering tales facing Mitt Romney, his candidate of choice, there's only one that could cost him the election. And he's offered up his own services to debunk it.
"Apparently while on vacation, old Mitt strapped his mutt to the roof of his car for a brief 650-mile jaunt," he says, referring to the 1983 incident in which the Romney family Irish Setter Seamus spent 12 hours riding above their Chevy station wagon.
Mr. Burns then has a quivering "Seamus" brought out to give his side of the story.
"What's that?" he asks. "You liked being tied to the roof of the car because it allowed you to see more of this great land of ours and it's wonderful natural resources ... ripe for drilling and mining and exploiting."
Seamus is then given the option of placing his vote by approaching a steak-holding Romney impersonator or a man in a President Obama, offering a plate of wilted broccoli. His choice may surprise you.
Watch the video below: