Videos: Obama’s Big Bird Ad Under Attack by Sesame Street Owners, Romney

Yesterday, the Obama campaign released an ad starring Big Bird in an attempt to suggest that Romney believes that PBS subsidies are one of our nation’s most critical problems:

The Romney campaign quickly responded. At a speech yesterday, Romney stated that, “You have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird.” He continued, “I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs and saving our future”:

Fox News later reported that the owners of Sesame Street did not see the Obama ad as a laughing matter. in fact, the owners demanded that the ad be taken down:

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.