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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Obama goes all "Sesame Street" on Romney in latest ad flap

Big Bird
Big Bird (Photo credit: LR_PTY)


English: Big Bird's star on the Hollywood Walk...
English: Big Bird's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
According to Mitt Romney, it's not Wall Street you have to worry about, it's Sesame Street.

The silly season of US Presidential campaign stunts has flown into a new high today when the Obama for America Campaign ACTUALLY  released its latest attack ad on Mitt Romeny.  Yep.  The "Big Bird" remarks during last week's Presidential Debate are now being used as political red meat, and PBS is seeing red.

Shout out to my pal David Cruz from KTLK AM 1150 here in Southern California for highlighting this latest "brew ha ha" today on his show....

Big Bird - Library of Congress, Living Legend ...
Big Bird - Library of Congress, Living Legend Award, 2000 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"A week after Big Bird became an unlikely character in the 2012 presidential campaign when Mitt Romney uttered his name in the first debate, the Obama campaign has approved a new ad that uses the "Sesame Street" character to attack the Republican nominee's plan to cut federal funding for PBS.

"Bernie Madoff. Ken Lay. Dennis Kozlowski. Criminals. Gluttons of greed," a voice-over reads in the new 30-second TV spot produced by Obama for America. "And the evil genius who towered over them? One man has the guts to speak his name."

Clips of Romney saying "Big Bird" in his stump speeches follow.  Miitt Romney knows it's not Wall Street you have to worry about—it's 'Sesame Street,'" the narrator continues. "Mitt Romney: Taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest."

The producers of "Sesame Street" released a statement on Tuesday, saying they asked the Obama campaign to pull the ad.

"Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns," Sesame Workshop said in a statement. "We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down."

Read more: http://www.ktlkam1150.com/pages/DavidCruz.html#ixzz28wXuEyu2


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