Big Bird Takes Election by Storm
Council Bluffs, IA - Mitt Romney says he's scratching his head over President Barack Obama's focus on Big Bird.
The President is featuring the "Sesame Street" star in a new campaign ad mocking Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting.
Campaigning in Iowa Tuesday, Romney said "you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird."
The Republican presidential nominee said Obama's focus should be on saving the American people and family farms.
In Council Bluffs voters on both sides, and undecided’s were scratching their heads at the ad.
"I think they should be focusing on the issues like the economy and not on Sesame Street," said Kirk Quick.
"We have way more important things to worry about than Big Bird, maybe the economy," said Joe Dingman.
The Sesame Street star hit it big in Bayliss Park, the same spot where President Obama stumped just a few weeks ago.
"It takes all kinds, but maybe a commercial about Big Bird gets through to someone else," said Mark Gardner.
The Big Bird discussion follows Romney's saying in the debate last week that he would seek to end funding for public broadcasting.