Sesame Street Asks the President to Stop Using Big Bird in Political Ads

Sesame Street Asks the President to Stop Using Big Bird in Political Ads October 9, 2012

You’ve probably already seen that President Obama put out this ridiculous ad today:

But Sesame Street isn’t too pleased.

Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and 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.

This morning, Romney spokesman Kevin Madden told reporters, “Right now you’ve got 23 million Americans struggling to find work.  I just find it troubling that the president’s message, the president’s focus 28 days from Election Day, is Big Bird.”

The Washington Post writes:

In response, the Romney campaign sent out an e-mail called “The Clear Choice: Big Ideas vs. Big Bird.”

“Today, the Obama campaign showed us that rather than talk about the issues or offer a serious plan to help the millions of struggling Americans, they’d rather talk about Big Bird,” said Amanda Henneberg, Romney campaign spokeswoman.

“The choice in this election is becoming more clear each day. Four years ago, President Obama said that if you don’t have a record to run on, ‘you make a big election about small things.’ With 23 million people struggling for work, incomes falling, and gas prices soaring, Americans deserve more from their president.”

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