Yet another politician comments on the Big Bird controversy of the 2012 election. Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain has entered his opinion on the latest campaign ad from the Obama Team. Playing on the comment from GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney about ending subsidies for PBS, the campaign released a video today mocking that potential decision. In a 30 second spot that likened the Sesame Street character to Bernie Madoff, the piece is one of the more lighthearted of what has been at times an acrimonious campaign.
That hasn’t prevented McCain from going on the attack. He defended Mitt Romney, and went on to say that the ad itself shows that the campaign has a lack of ideas and President Obama has no record to run on. Hmm. Okay. That does not follow. If Obama had no “record to run on” then why is Mitt Romney attempting to pivot to the center by playing up his Massachusetts health care plan? The meme of no record to run on is getting old, and needs to be put out to pasture. No need to get testy because “That One” decided to start hitting back and defend PBS in a comical way. Mr. Romney did bring it up after all. Word to Big Bird has taken on a whole new definition.
Lighten up Mr. McCain. To quote another famous fictional fowl Foghorn Leghorn, “That’s a joke, I say, that’s a joke, son”
Marc W. Polite
Supports Big Bird