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: http://t.co/jigkylGt
— 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. http://t.co/loPBppcw
— 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. http://t.co/lJ68xDu6
— 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. http://t.co/XpVi4YHj
— 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
— 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 http://t.co/GPRNV6zB
— 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! http://t.co/CqrjJFHH
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 9, 2012
— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) October 9, 2012
Update: Double side-splitting! “Sesame Street” requests that the ad be taken down.