(Image source: Geocaching)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

A presidential endorsement for Mitt Romney came Thursday in the form of a cartoon.

“I have to say despite those unimaginably horrible good job numbers, we’re feeling pretty confident.”

The C. Montgomery Burns spot was really more a promo for new episodes of “The Simpsons.” In the bit, he resurrects long-running jokes about

Mitt Romney’s Irish setter, Seamus, who The Boston Globe reported once rode from Boston to Canada in a dog carrier ON TOP OF the family’s station wagon.

“Well Seamus, who do you like better? Broccoli Obama or MEAT Romney?”

Rather than choose, the dog actually jumps out the window. So not exactly the most coveted endorsement of the campaign, but A.V. Club’s Erik Adams says the lighthearted video proves “The Simpsons”...

“...can still churn political gaffes into topical barbs. And isn’t that just the teensiest, tiniest bit excellent?”

The “endorsement” came the same day New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama, which of course, prompted comparisons like this from Salon:

“Obama got Bloomberg, but Romney got his own billionaire endorsement today!”

This actually isn’t “The Simpsons” first foray into the election.

A previous spot showed us who Homer voted for.

Romney Picks Up the Coveted Endorsement of Montgomery Burns

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Nov 1, 2012

Romney Picks Up the Coveted Endorsement of Montgomery Burns

(Image source: Geocaching)

BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN

A presidential endorsement for Mitt Romney came Thursday in the form of a cartoon.

“I have to say despite those unimaginably horrible good job numbers, we’re feeling pretty confident.”

The C. Montgomery Burns spot was really more a promo for new episodes of “The Simpsons.” In the bit, he resurrects long-running jokes about

Mitt Romney’s Irish setter, Seamus, who The Boston Globe reported once rode from Boston to Canada in a dog carrier ON TOP OF the family’s station wagon.

“Well Seamus, who do you like better? Broccoli Obama or MEAT Romney?”

Rather than choose, the dog actually jumps out the window. So not exactly the most coveted endorsement of the campaign, but A.V. Club’s Erik Adams says the lighthearted video proves “The Simpsons”...

“...can still churn political gaffes into topical barbs. And isn’t that just the teensiest, tiniest bit excellent?”

The “endorsement” came the same day New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama, which of course, prompted comparisons like this from Salon:

“Obama got Bloomberg, but Romney got his own billionaire endorsement today!”

This actually isn’t “The Simpsons” first foray into the election.

A previous spot showed us who Homer voted for.

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