Side-splitting desperation: Obama runs attack ad starring Big Bird; Updated


Just in case you thought silly season was over, climb aboard and fasten your seat belts for the Obama campaign’s final descent into self-parody. Team Obama is out today with a new attack ad featuring … Big Bird.

I cannot believe this Big Bird ad is real.

— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) October 9, 2012

Oh, it’s real. And it’s spectacular. Spectacularly humiliating for the campaigner in chief.

Oh dear…I think we're finally through the Onion looking glass:

— Craig Barker (@cdbarker) October 9, 2012

There goes the nursery school vote!

“Mitt Romney: taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest.” This ad brought to you by the letters O, M and G.

For real? The Obama campaign may have just jumped the shark.

— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 9, 2012

The best part? The campaign is proud of this! Our aching sides! Team Obama thinks the 30-second video is so very clever and effective that it’s floating the rumor that the ad will appear on national television:

new Obama ad mocks Romney for Big Bird remark. running on national broadcast & cable, they say.

— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) October 9, 2012

Politico reports that the campaign is “calling this a TV spot.” But at least one member of the Palace Guard media desperately hopes it ain’t so.

Obama TV ad press releases usually include tag line about which states a TV ad is airing in. Nott included on Big Bird.

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) October 9, 2012

Mitt Romney is talking foreign policy and President Scaremonger is making Sesame Street ads. Oh how we love the taste of desperation in the morning!

@jpodhoretz this Big Bird ad is the most embarassing ad of the cycle..what were they thinking? Romney talking FP & Econ & O-Big Bird?

— poppyc (@poppyco4) October 9, 2012

What does @theonion do when real ads look like this? RT @PoliticalTicker: Big Bird the focus in sarcastic new Obama ad

— John Valerio (@johnvalerio) October 9, 2012

Is that Obama big bird ad for real? Maybe they are in a bit of strife. #Election2012

— Daniel Breban (@DBreban) October 9, 2012

Is the OFA Big Bird ad really on TV? Think David Plouffe needs to read The Audacity to Win again!

— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) October 9, 2012

Whoever made this Big Bird ad for President Obama needs to be fired! Not only is stupid but embarrassing for Democrats. Oh wait, keep it.

— Tonda Bowers (@justTonda) October 9, 2012

The more I consider the Big Bird ad, the more I look at it as a symptom of campaign brain lock. Cute, trite, unPresidential, base-only.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 9, 2012

This is a takeaway we can believe in:

if Obama is so desperate and delusional that they are actually spending $ on this Big Bird ad, then the race is over

— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) October 9, 2012

Sunny day, sweepin’ the clouds away …


Obama henchman David Axelrod adds to the campaign’s humiliation:

Tell your friends to flock to this!

— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 9, 2012

Oh, my.

i think it's mostly conservatives lol'ing and liberals #facepalm-ing… RT @davidaxelrod Tell your friends to flock to this!

— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) October 9, 2012

Update: Double side-splitting! “Sesame Street” requests that the ad be taken down.