Midway through a routine Internet search, James Carter IV stumbled upon a video that just didn't seem right.
The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a self-fashioned Democratic opposition researcher, the younger Carter had watched countless hours of footage of Republican Mitt Romney and made it a habit to search YouTube every few days for keywords like "Romney" and "Republicans."
But on this day in August, one clip jumped out. There was Romney, in an undisclosed location, bluntly discussing a visit to a Chinese factory with substandard conditions.
"The hidden camera video – it was all blurred out at the beginning, and it was mysterious," Carter said. "It piqued my interest."
Something told him there might be more there than the brief clip posted on the YouTube channel "Anne Onymous." Although not affiliated with any campaign or super PAC, Carter had made it a personal mission to help get Democrats elected in 2012 – and to do his part to push back against Romney's relentless campaign-trail mockery of his grandfather.
Isn't it classy to see former President Carter's grandson getting a little poetic justice for his grandfather without taking the entire country to war?