In one of the more bizarre political advertisements of the cycle Jack Kevorkian’s former lawyer, Geoffrey Fieger, has surfaced with an anti-Romney message for voters and a new ad for his team of trial lawyers.
Recalling the Washington Post article which detailed an aggressive school-yard prank which reportedly found Romney forcibly cutting the long hair of a male classmate, Fieger has made an ad claiming that not only was he the victim of a similar incident but that Romney’s participation and response to the hair incident — which occurred more than 45 years ago — makes him unqualified for the presidency.
The ad begins with a text introducing “Fieger’s Law” and a woman’s voice explaining “This is Fieger’s Law.”
“Hi I’m Geoff Fieger,” Fieger says looking directly into the cameras, “When I was 14 years old, two adult sadists at the Detroit Country Day school held me down and shaved my head because they didn’t like long hair on boys. The memory of that abuse is burned into my mind.”
“We’ve now learned that a then-18 years old Mitt Romney lead a gang of bullies who attacked another student and held him down while Romney cut off his hair,” Fieger, who ran unsuccessfully as Michigan’s Democratic nominee for governor in 1998, continues in the video. “Mitt Romney is running for president of the United States and leader of the free world. He has now looked the American people in the eye and stated he doesn’t remember doing it. The other perpetrators have all confessed that the event has haunted them for years. But not our Mitt.”
According to Kevorkian’s former lawyer, this makes Romney “either a sociopath or a liar.”
Watch the ad:
The political ad, which ends up being a plug for Fieger’s own trial lawyer operation was posted to YouTube on July 10 and highlighted by Bloomberg on Monday.
A poll out Monday conducted for The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research found Romney holds a narrow lead over Obama on issues of character — with 48 percent of voters seeing Romney as a strong leader compared to 44 percent for Obama. Forty-seven percent believe Romney holds similar values as they hold, compared to Obama’s 44 percent. When it came to the most honest and trustworthy candidate, Romney received 46 percent of voters’ confidence, compared to 44 percent for Obama. The poll had a three percent margin of error.