Why Mitt Romney is Feuding with Big Bird!

Last night's Presidential debate fueled a fued between presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird.

Last night's Presidential debate fueled a fued between presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird.

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In last night’s presidential debate, candidate Mitt Romney went head-to-head with current President of the United States Barack Obama, but it seems Obama wasn’t the only one Mitt was out to get!
 
“I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS... I’m going to stop other things,” Mitt replied when he was asked about what spending he would cut. “Now, I like PBS. I love Big Bird. But I’m not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for.”
 
The 65-year-old’s comments about the beloved Sesame Street character took the Twitterverse by storm, making #PBS a trending topic and prompting “Big Bird” to be one of the most-searched terms during the debate.
 
According to a Twitter government post, there were 17,000 Tweets per minute for “Big Bird” and 10,000 Tweets per minute for “PBS.”
 
“We're not going to kill Big Bird, but Big Bird is going to have advertisements. All right?” the presidential candidate previously commented in December.
 
Both celebrities and average Joe’s took to their social media accounts to defend their love for the big yellow bird, like this tweet from actress Brittany Snow: “Wait. What the hell did I do? - Big Bird.”
 
Despite his comments about Sesame Street's most famous resident, Mitt brought his A-game during the debate, prompting journalist Nicholas Kristof to suggest the republican enjoy a celebratory meal.
 
He tweeted, “I wonder if Mitt and Ann Romney are going to celebrate tonight by eating, say, Big Bird.”
 

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