President Obama is betting that Big Bird appeals to more Americans than Wall Street.
On the campaign trail Friday, Obama hit back at two of Mitt Romney’s Wednesday debate points: That he would cut funding to PBS and that he would reform Dodd-Frank regulations. He tweeted:
Romney slammed Dodd-Frank during the debate, accusing the reforms of hurting both the housing and job market. He also claimed that designating banks as “Too Big To Fail” as the “biggest kiss” to New York banks that he’s ever seen. Many Wall Street bankers said they felt otherwise, and as The Huffington Post’s Mark Gongloff notes, “too big to fail” banks are actually subject to tighter regulation.
As for Big Bird, Romney said during the debate that though he finds the character lovable, he doesn’t want to keep funding PBS where Big Bird airs, because he’s “not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.”