As his campaign nears the end, Mitt Romney has co-opted a battle cry from Friday Night Lights, but neither the star or executive producer approve.
In a recent op-ed for USA Today, Connie Briton (pictured above) and Sarah Aubrey say "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" does not appropriately apply to the presidential candidate's position on a number of issues and write:
"It was a rallying cry of hope and optimism in a community where everyone had a fair shot — no matter their background, no matter their parents, no matter their gender. And no matter their politics."
They believe that women, in particular, are negatively affected by Romney's ideas and continue:
"Romney actually wants to throw the entire law — and every benefit — out, and while he's at it, get rid of Planned Parenthood—the health care provider that nearly three million Americans rely on for their life-saving cancer screenings, well-woman visits and affordable birth control."
To illustrate their point, Aubrey and Britton describe several instances in which the characters on the NBC show take advantage of the very program that Romney wants to eliminate.
Brian "Smah Williams' mom worked at Planned Parenthood, while a teenage girl goes to the clinic for a pregnancy test and another "was able to get a safe and legal abortion there."
Calling upon all women voters to take a stand for what the drama's motto actually stood for, the co-authors conclude:
"So as women, let's take 'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts' back and use it as it was always intended — as a motivator for progress, power, and greatness. Let's use our clear eyes and full hearts to vote early. Let's use our clear eyes and full hearts to tell every friend, family member and neighbor about what's at stake for women in this election. What's at stake for all of us."
Both women are the latest celebrities to criticize the Romney campaign for using their intellectual property in a manner they do not approve of.
Do U think the FNL motto appropriately represents the Republican candidate's positions and values?
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