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Big Bird - Obama Ad

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Published on Oct 9, 2012

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This Obama commercial is a response to a statement made by Mitt Romney in the first Presidential Debate that he would cut government subsidies to enterprises like PBS, which do not need it. He used as the rhetorical device that "I like Big Bird", but a huge company like PBS should not receive government funds. The Obama campaign, coming off of what most polls show as a huge defeat in the debate, used this commercial as an attempt to salvage somethin, and it worked.

What the Obama supporters say is that, "According to Mitt Romney, it's not Wall Street you have to worry about, it's Sesame Street." The Romney supporters respond that Obama seems to be shrinking after the debate, confirmed by this ad, and actually Big Bird himself (or the Sesame Street spokesman) has said Big Bird is highly profitable, and does not need the government subsidy. His sponsors include some of the biggest companies, including Ideal Toys, Pampers (Proctor & Gamble), Betty Crocker and Radio Shack. You decide ... who do you think is right?

This ad became a political classic, with Saturday Night Live and various Big Bird Responds To Romney skits using the theme.

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