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  •  Re: Big Bird (10+ / 0-)

    Big Bird is not being used in an example by President Obama as a clarion call to save PBS. Nor is Mr. Obama saying that public television or Sesame Street is at the top of everyone's voter issues.

    Rather, Mr. Obama is using Big Bird and Sesame Street in the context of Wall Street, regulation and Governor Romney's lack of interest in what truly matters to the American public. In a way, he is doing precisely what you want him to do, and exactly the opposite of what you're accusing him of doing. Mr. Obama is highlighting a very important issue to the recovery of our economy, and an area which he himself has failed to do enough in: getting tough on Wall Street.

    He is however reminding the American public that Mr. Romney will do far worse. That he is a typical Republican who mentions cutting "discretionary spending" or "reducing the budget", yet will never mention anything that amounts to a hill of beans. Hence the attack on Mr. Romney going after what amounts to less than a percentage point of the Federal budget.

    That you are unable to catch onto this concerns me, because I feel Mr. Obama's messaging on this has been good. Do you feel his messaging on it is muddled? Or that the context which Big Bird is used in is too uninteresting for the average voter to catch onto? Do discuss.

    "Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus"

    by Bedivere on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 07:25:27 AM PDT

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