Romney Camp Connects Obama To Chavez, Castro, Che In Florida Ad

The Romney campaign is blanketing Spanish-language media in Florida with a new ad connecting President Obama with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, the Castro family in Cuba, and Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara, the Miami Herald reports.

The Herald reports the ad has been in heavy rotation since at least Tuesday, citing anecdotal evidence: “[T]he spot that aired three times in one prime time Spanish-language news program Tuesday and at least four times on the same show Wednesday — including twice in the same commercial break.” 

The ad shows Chavez and Mariela Castro, the niece of Fidel Castro, saying they would vote for Obama if they were Americans. The ad then notes that the EPA sent out a Hispanic Heritage month email with a picture of Che Guevara on it. The ad ends with Chavez saying: “If Obama were from Barlovento [a Venezuelan town], he’d vote for Chávez.”

Here’s the ad, which the Herald recorded with an iPhone after the Romney campaign failed to provide it: