Well, the first Presidential debate came and went, and the winner was … Big Bird!
As usual, Mitt Romney managed to blow an ideal opportunity to gain ground against President Obama. While he definitely was the “winner” of the Presidential debate, Romney also blew a rare chance to win over independent and younger voters.
Like millions of Americans, I grew up with Sesame Street. While my favorites were Ernie and Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird wasn’t far behind. I mean, who could have a problem with an 8-foot bird?
Two words: Mitt Romney.
It’s fine and good to debate whether PBS should get government funding. But after Romney promised to “off” Big Bird, people stopped talking about his debate performance and started worrying about Sesame Street — and the future of our children.
Mitt Romney’s campaign was brought to you by the number 8 and the letter H — for “heartless”.
— Gautam Dutta