October 9, 2012
TRYING TO SAVE OBAMA FROM HIMSELF: To follow-up on Elizabeth’s post below, PBS flips president the Big Bird, Ed Morrissey writes:
More than a dozen American diplomatic missions have been put to the torch over the last month, one of which resulted in the first US Ambassador killed in the line of duty in 33 years. The labor force is near its lowest level in more than 30 years. Gas prices have skyrocketed, and we’re at war in Afghanistan. We are exactly four weeks from the national election. Today, however, Barack Obama will release a new 30-second spot focusing on the true issue that faces our nation …. Big Bird?
As Ed writes, Sesame Workshop may be doing Obama a big favor by strongly advising him to table Big Bird as an issue:
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 is a perfect opportunity to push this one into the memory hole … but really, how sad is it that Team Obama thought this spoke to voter concerns? And as long as we’re listing the Devils of Wall Street, it’s interesting to note who’s missing from that list.
And here’s one more thought from Jeff Emanuel:
“nothing says “I’ve completely lost control of this narrative” like embracing…a seven-foot-tall yellow-feathered multi-millionaire.”
Also, man with
albatross Big Bird around his neck makes it much harder for him to overcome the forces of gravity.
UPDATE: Speaking of trying to save Obama from himself, “Politico, NBC, ABC, MSNBC Criticize Team Obama’s ‘Absurd’ Big Bird Ad.”