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Mitt Romney steals ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Steal?’

Oct 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Sport

Photo that headed Mitt Romney’s Facebook page

By James Vernon and Cameron Russell

US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is under fire for using a motto from a popular sports television drama in his campaign.

Friday Night Lights director Peter Berg has blasted Mr Romney for using the slogan ‘Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose’, without permission.

“I was not thrilled when I saw that you have plagiarized this expression to support your campaign,” says Berg in a letter he wrote to Mr Romney

“We are in no way affiliated with you or your campaign. Please come up with your own campaign slogan,” says Berg.

The popular slogan appeared on Mr Romney’s Facebook page, many speeches and is even being sold on bracelets used to fund his campaign.

When it comes to sport, Mr Romney doesn’t appear to have the same interest as his Democratic rival Barack Obama.

Mr Obama is an avid sports fan who appears on numerous sport talk shows, finds the time to attend games and is a well-known Chicago sports fan.

Sports teams who win major titles are invited to the White House by the President.

In 2011, Mr Obama invited the 1985 Super Bowl winning Chicago Bears to the White House as the team never got the chance because of the 1986 Space shuttle disaster.

According to Sports Business Daily, both of the candidates have approached ESPN about appearing on Monday Night Football on November 5th, the eve of the election.

In 2008, Mr Obama and former presidential candidate John McCain both had three minute interviews during the halftime break of MNF.

During halftime of the upcoming Saints versus Eagles game, it is expected that Mr Obama and Mr Romney will be interviewed by NFL studio host Chris Berman.

The time slot is a last chance attempt to sway voters with the presidential election the following day.

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