Obama ad attacks Romney on Big Bird

The Obama campaign's sardonic new ad targets Romney's threat to cut PBS funding

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 9, 2012 1:12PM (EDT)

    (Richard Termine)
(Richard Termine)

A new national ad by the Obama campaign hits Mitt Romney for commenting in the debate that he'd cut federal funding for PBS. "Big, yellow, a menace to our economy," the ad says. "Mitt Romney knows it's not Wall Street you have to worry about. It's Sesame Street."

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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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