Mitt Romney mentions ‘Big Bird’ at debate with Obama (VIDEO)

October 3, 2012

Sesame Street character Big Bird’s name came up at Wednesday night’s first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

As Romney noted what entities he would stop funding, he mentioned the president’s health care law, then added that he would also stop a subsidy to PBS.

He said to moderator Jim Lehrer, who works for PBS: "I'm sorry, Jim. I'm going to the stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm going to stop other things. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I actually like you, too.”

 

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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