Team Romney has decried Democrats’ repeated mentions of Big Bird since Mitt Romney brought up the beloved muppet while declaring his intention to end the federal subsidy for PBS during last week’s presidential debate, but the Obama campaign shows no sign that they intend to stop invoking Sesame Street any time soon. In fact, at an Obama rally at Ohio State University this afternoon, rapper will.i.am performed a rendition of the theme song of the popular children’s television show to rile up the president’s supporters. Read More
Both campaigns battled over Big Bird this morning, with President Barack Obama’s team releasing a video focusing on Mitt Romney’s comment during the presidential debate that he would stop the federal subsidy to PBS potentially shutting down Sesame Street despite the fact he said, “I love Big Bird.” Mr. Romney’s mention of the beloved muppet almost instantly went viral and the Obama campaign’s new clip showed they have no intention of letting the discussion die. The Romney campaign responded to the Big Bird video with a statement entitled “The Clear Choice: Big Ideas vs. Big Bird” blasting the muppet media blitz as the exact type of “small” tactics President Obama “decried” during the 2008 election.
“The choice in this election is becoming more clear each day. Four years ago, President Obama said that if you don’t have a record to run on, ‘you make a big election about small things,’” Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said in the statement. “With 23 million people struggling for work, incomes falling, and gas prices soaring, Americans deserve more from their president. Mitt Romney knows we can’t afford four more years like the last four, and he will lead us to a real recovery.” Read More