Now removed, the group Ohio University Students for Romney posted a video featuring The National’s “Fake Empire” – the same song the Obama campaign used in its 2008 campaign. Whoops! Pitchfork posted a statement that The National’s frontman, Matt Berninger, posted on the video’s YouTube page:
Our music was used without our permission in this ad. The song you’re using was written about the same backward, con game policies Romney is proposing. We encourage all students to educate themselves about the differences between the inclusive, pro-social, compassionate, forward-thinking policies of President Obama and the self-serving politics of the neo-conservative movement and Mitt Romney. Every single person involved in the creation of the music you’re using is voting for President Obama.