A new Obama campaign ad goes after Mitt Romney and his attack on Big Bird. During last week’s presidential debate in Denver, Mitt Romney said, “I’m sorry Jim, I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS, I love Big Bird, I actually like you too, but I’m going to stop borrowing money from China to pay for things we don’t need.” This comes as Mitt Romney disses little kids at Nickelodeon TV show, Kids Pick the President. He turned down an invitation. Not only does he hate Big Bird, he hates Nickelodeon too.
It should be noted that the money PBS receives from the government, some in grants for rural areas, is around $445 million. Eliminating the funding wouldn’t affect the national debt one iota, since it amounts to one one-hundredth of one percent, Funny how Romney has no problem doling out millions in foreign aid, but willing to kick PBS under a bus.
“One man has the guts to speak his name,” says the narrator, with the ad then flashing to Romney saying “Big Bird” repeatedly — followed by Big Bird cheerfully saying his own name.
“Big, yellow, a menace to our economy. Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about it, it’s Sesame Street,” adds the narrator.
The ad ends with a cute shot of Big Bird in his nest, with his teddy bear, sleeping: “Mitt Romney, taking on our enemies no matter where they nest.” Source
It’s amazing Obama let this one go during the debate. He should have hit back, but then again, he had an empty-podium night. SMH.
Obama campaign hits Romney on Big Bird attack: