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share save 120 16 Obama Steps Into It with Big Bird Campaign Ad

Obama and Big Bird Obama Steps Into It with Big Bird Campaign AdThe Obama campaign ad was released this morning, but the Big Bird folks want Obama to pull the ad.

Big Bird, it seems, isn’t thrilled about his cameo in the presidential race.

The folks at Sesame Street are asking the Obama campaign to pull down a TV ad released Tuesday that mocks Mitt Romney for vowing to yank the subsidy to PBS.

At the presidential debate in Denver last week, Mr. Romney said he would end the subsidy in view of the nation’s fiscal troubles.

“I love Big Bird,” the Republican challenger said “… But I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.”

Up went an ad by team Obama called “Big Bird’’ that suggests Mr. Romney is targeting children’s programming rather than legitimate threats to people’s economic interests.

The ad shows images of Bernie Madoff and others implicated in various financial and corporate scandals. A narrator then intones: “And the evil genius who towered over them?”

A silhouette of Big Bird flashes on screen.

“Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about, it’s Sesame Street,” the narrator said.

The ad is airing on national cable and broadcast TV, in time slots devoted to comedy shows, the Obama campaign said.

Sesame Street isn’t amused. Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization that produces and owns the show, issued a statement Tuesday saying “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 is the biggest Obama GAFFE of the Presidential campaign so far.

The ad trivializes the Presidency and really is unbecoming to President Obama. His campaign should pull the ad and apologize.

In response, the Romney campaign issued the following:

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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share save 120 16 CA 26: House Majority PAC Goes Up with Negative Tony Strickland Television Ad

Tony Strickland Ultra Conservative CA 26: House Majority PAC Goes Up with Negative Tony Strickland Television Ad

House Majority PAC’s Ad – “Stripes”

Former Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC is up with a new television spot attacking California State Senator and CA-26 Republican Congressional candidate Tony Strickland for being a what – an “Ultra-Conservative.”

The problem with the ad is that Tony Strickland is a conservative and so is the Ventura County based 26th Congressional district.

Here is the breakdown of the CA-26’s demographics.

Even the Decline to State voters are conservative in this District.

This ad carries the same old LIBRUL themes: my opponent is an Right-Wing extremist, wants to take abortion away from women, hates stem-cell research and cancer patients and generally is a corrupt corporation supporting miscreant who wants to send YOUR job overseas.

Don’t think it will work.

Here is the ad (embedded below):

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share save 120 16 Obama Campaign Gets Serious with Big Bird Ad?

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Of course, the Obama Campaign folks will say that this is just a light-hearted dig at Romney. But, the fact that in their press release they did not list the states where this purported television ad will air, everyone suspects that this was a “trial balloon.”

The add is a pretty stupid move when the President just had his ass kicked on the issues in the first debate with Mitt Romney.

I mean, really, 8 per cent unemployment for 44 months of his Presidency and a stagnant economy, then the President attacks Romney over Big Bird.

Obama and his campaign are flailing….

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