Report: Romney campaign web video taken off YouTube

Posted at 7:21 AM, Jul 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-17 07:21:36-04

By CNN Political Unit

(CNN) — A web video posted by Mitt Romney’s campaign on Monday was taken off YouTube later that same day.

Those wanting to click on the video were instead met with a message that read: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by BMG_Rights_Management.”

The video featured President Barack Obama singing Al Green lyrics “I’m so in love with you” to suggest that President Barack Obama only had “Lots Of Love For The Donor Class.”

It was part of a new line of attack Team Romney launched Monday, suggesting Obama made decisions in office that helped his top political donors.

Responding to the YouTube take-down, Romney’s campaign said they were prepared to defend the video.

“Our use was 100% proper, under fair use, and we plan to defend ourselves,” a campaign official said.

This particular video came in direct response to a television ad released by the Obama campaign on Saturday. It featured Romney singing “America the Beautiful” while graphics flash the names of countries where the Obama campaign charges Romney either “shipped jobs,” “outsourced,” or stored portions of his financial portfolio.

CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta contributed to this report.