Big Bird has made the jump from Sesame Street to the White House by becoming the latest star in President Obama’s new television advertisement. You can check out the footage at the foot of the page.
The ad mocks Mitt Romney’s declaration that he would cut the funding towards the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and even compares everyone’s favorite oversized bright yellow bird to corporate malefactors.
The narrator for the pieces states: “Big… Yellow… A menace to our economy… Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about, it’s Sesame Street.”
It then continues to state that, even when Mitt Romney is discussing “simple” issues like the fate of early childhood education and the mindset of an 8-foot talking bird, his “rhetoric is out of touch with the facts.”
Romney has constantly cited PBS as an example of where he would cut money from the federal budget alongside President Obama’s health care law.
Sesame Street has continued to pop up throughout the campaign with the Republican National Committee responding by releasing an image of another resident of the neighbourhood, the vampire The Count, with the RNC stating it was a reference to Obama’s lack of positive message or “vision from Wednesday’s debate.”
They added, “After failing to lay out a plan for his second term — let alone defend his first term — in last week’s debate, all the president has been talking about recently to distract from his poor performance is Big Bird and Elmo.”
Now, come on; leave Elmo out of it! He’s just an innocent bystander in all of this. Have some respect.