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Video: Disgruntled Obama Supporter Actually Republican Staffer Bettina Inclan

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In an attempt to sway undecided voters to vote for Romney, the Republican National Committee has released an ad featuring a woman "breaking up" with Obama and listing reasons why it isn't working out. 

The woman is supposed to be a "frustrated former Obama supporter," according to Talking Points Memo. However, the woman is actually an RNC staffer. 

Bettina Inclan is the Director of Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee. The ad suggests she voted for Obama in 2008 when she's quoted saying, "you're just not the person I thought you were." Yet Inclan worked in Republican politics before the 2008 elections. 

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In the ad, Inclan says to a cardboard cutout of Obama that "it's not me, it's you. I think we should just be friends." She lists out-of-control spending and Obama's tendency to hang out with celebrities as reasons for the break up. 

The ad ends by asking viewers to share why they want to break up with Obama. 

The RNC says the ad is not dishonest or misleading. 

"It's a lighthearted ad to show how millions of Americans feel about President Obama - he's not the person we thought he was and it's time to break up with him," an official said. "But let's be clear, it's an ad." 

Inclan accepted her current position in the RNC in January 2012, but also did Hispanic outreach for Rick Scott's 2010 Florida race, worked on Capitol hill for Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, and as a national director of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. 

She explained that her Republican outlook came naturally in life.

"I was never pressured to be a Republican, but I am very much a fiscal conservative," she said. "It might be because we were alwas on a very tight budget growing up. Or maybe my views of the world fall in line with the Republican party."

Capturing the attention of undecided or independent voters has become a large strategy in the Republican campaign. Americans for Prosperity has created several ads featuring independents who voted for Obama in 2008, but will not vote for him in 2012.

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