Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Watch Big Bird in New Obama Ad (Video)

As you've no doubt heard, the Obama re-election campaign has created a TV ad featuring Big Bird that spoofs Mitt Romney's pledge to eliminate funding for PBS. You can see the ad below, but maybe not for long: Sesame Workshop, the organization that created "Sesame Street," has told the Obama campaign that it wants the ad removed.

The ad is funny, though it's anybody's guess whether it will have an impact on the election. And regardless of what one thinks about the funding of public broadcasting, the big yellow bird does look a little, um (how to gently say this?), overstuffed around the midsection. Perhaps it wouldn't be such a bad thing if he had a little less bird feed in his dish.

Maybe in their upcoming debates, Obama and Romney can discuss the relative merits of Cookie Monster or Oscar the Grouch?