The pair writes, “In fact, it is President Obama who has shown his values to be more closely aligned with those represented by the phrase.” The letter goes on to praise Obama’s healthcare plan while bashing Romney’s position on Planned Parenthood funding and women’s issues.

“So as women, let's take ‘Clear Eyes, Full Hearts’ back and use it as it was always intended — as a motivator for progress, power, and greatness,” Britton and Aubrey say in their writing.

While a Romney spokesman did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment on the op-ed, the flap didn’t stop the former Massachusetts governor from making mention of the show again on Monday.

“There was a fictional football team on T.V. a few years ago called ‘Friday Night Lights,’ and at the end of the show, the athletes, as they would go off on the playing field, [they would] then attach a sign that said, ‘Clear eyes, full hearts, cannot lose.’ I am convinced that on Nov. 6 the people of Ohio, with their clear eyes and full hearts, will make sure that America cannot lose,” Romney said.

The White House hopeful has expressed a love of a different TV show in interviews. He and his wife, Ann, agreed that their favorite television series is the hit comedy “Modern Family,” on ABC.

Justin Sink contributed to this report.