It’s the day after the first big political debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I really thought the big water cooler talk would be about fiscal responsibilities, different energy solutions, hell, even a bit about a woman’s right to choose. But no, the big takeaway from the debate was that Mitt Romney wants to do away with Big Bird.
With a pop culture icon, a very much beloved pop culture icon that is, being given a shout-out during a national debate is a big deal, especially where Twitter is concerned. Almost immediately after Romney uttered the words “Big Bird” the tweets started to fly, and some of them were pretty funny.
Here are 10 of our favorite Big Bird tweets from both sides of the aisle:
President Obama: “Thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on Big Bird.”
David Burge: “No wonder lefties identify with Big Bird. A 43 year old welfare layabout with imaginary friends.”
Ari Fleischer: “Big Bird needs to ask Dora the Explorer how she manages 2live without taxpayer money. Try it Big Bird. You’ll be just fine.”
Kelkulus: “Big Bird’s advantage: When it’s his turn to rant about Romney to an empty chair, it will actually be occupied by an invisible Snuffleupagus.”
pddavis13: “He may like Big Bird, but I bet Mitt is suspicious of Bert & Ernie’s relationship! #BigBird”
Thomas Miles: “What kinda man fires Big Bird? You think Oscar is grouchy now…wait till he hears this!!”
Mike Birbiglia: “The candidates discussed Big Bird, but glossed over “Grover versus Wade.”"
Josh Hara: “Mentioning Big Bird in the debate is like giving the internet a soft piece of felt it can rub against its face for the rest of the week.”
James Erwin: “I’ll never be able to convince 47 percent of children to care about the letter D” – Big Bird
Mark Campbell: “Big Bird calls Nickelodeon to see if they are interested in him hosting a late-night talk show about the alphabet.”
Brian Sullivan of CNBC: “Tons of great substance on both sides of this debate. Sadly, what will trend tomorrow is Big Bird. Thank god no one mentioned Honey Boo Boo”
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