Cecelia Crawford, 8-year-old, Alabama resident and a huge Big Bird fan wasn’t pleased with Mitt Romney when he said that he would stop government funding for PBS during the first presidential debate on October 3.
While the rest of the country began a Twitter frenzy to save Big Bird, Cecelia decided to write a letter and convey her disgust with Romney’s comment to cut funding to PBS, on a paper with a pencil.
” I saw you on the debate last night and you said you would cut off PBS Kids with Sesame Street on it. It was my favorite show on earth. But now I am 8 years old. When I grow up, I’m going to get married and I want my kids to watch it so do not cut it off.”
She further added, “You find something else to cut off! Don’t hurt little kids. They need Sesame Street where they can learn from it. Save Big Bird and his friends.”
Romney during debate told PBS host Jim Lehrer, who was the moderator, that he would stop the subsidy to Lehrer's network, “I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS … I like PBS. I love Big Bird.” But, “I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China.”
The letter little Cecelia wrote to the GOP nominee was forwarded by her mother to both the Romney camp and The Huffington post.
So how’s that for voicing your opinion? Harsh words indeed. Save Big Bird!