Obama Campaign Vows Fight for Big Bird, Elmo. US Consulates, Embassies and Values, Not So Much. (Mitt Pounces)
October 9, 2012 - 11:26 am
After three weeks of revelations that the Obama administration failed to take security concerns in Benghazi seriously, the presidential campaign has come to this.
Obama campaign press secy @jrpsaki says Pres Obama the only candidate in this race who is going to continue to fight for Big Bird & Elmo.”
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 9, 2012
Nothing says the president is serious about tackling America’s looming problems like trying to re-frame the election of the most powerful office on the planet around whether or not muppets retain their government subsidy. Barack Obama is trying to make this a small election because he is a small man.
Update: Mitt Romney wastes no time noting the irony.
“You have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird,” he said. ”I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs.”
Update: And then, this happened.
Actual quote from presidential spokeswoman: “There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird.”
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) October 9, 2012