Unleashing The Big Bird

The Obama campaign is out with a new ad making big fun of Romney's PBS rhetoric:

Maggie Haberman adds:

An Obama spokesman claims this is going on national cable and broadcast, during "comedy shows." The spot was intended as parody. But ahead of the next debate, Obama's message so far has been a defensive posture, taking on items he clearly wished he had rebutted on the debate stage.

Sesame Workshop has requested that the campaign take down the ad. Dan Amira notes that the reaction to the ad has been "less than stellar", but nevertheless defends it.