During the debate last week Mitt Romney said he wanted taxpayers to stop contributing towards PBS. Romney said he liked Big Bird but didn’t want people to pay for him. Turns out, Big Bird is a member of the 1% because of all the money he makes from toy sales and licensing. But Team Obama decided to use Romney’s statement against him by running an ad criticizing cutting the PBS subsidy.
That was the plan, anyway.
What actually happened was all the major networks jumped on Team Obama, making fun of him. When it became clear that the reaction was turning against them, Team Obama then tried to claim they only ran the ad because of a “grassroots outcry” which was code for: “We screwed up but can’t admit it.”
So meanwhile Mitt Romney pounds Obama by asking why has he mentioned “Big Bird” 13 times but “Libya” and “unemployment” no times?
Ouch, that burns.
To make matters worse, Big Bird’s handlers
said that “we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.”
Normally such an incident wouldn’t be that big of a deal… just something funny to tease your neighborhood Liberal about but now that Romney is leading (barely) in the polls, Obama is looking very mortal, and it’s less than a month until the election, such missteps suggest chaos is growing within the Obama campaign and they since they can’t run on their record they are reduced to… Big Bird?
That’ll turn anybody into Oscar the Grouch.