During the first presidential debate when candidates, Mitt Romney and Obama were asked what they would do to cut waste out of federal budget, each took a decidedly different approach. But the most memorable response was by Mitt Romney, who took a direct shot at the very beloved ‘Sesame Street’ character ‘Big Bird’.
He said, "I'm sorry, Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS," Romney said to debate moderator Jim Lehrer. "I'm going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually I like you, too. But I'm not going to -- I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it."
Romney’s response instantly became a viral hit over the internet. Viewers spread viral memes to protect their favorite Sesame Street character. All of them had one, loud and clear message: Don’t mess with Big Bird, Mitt Romney.
Here is how the internet stood up in defense for Big Bird.
Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) who is the editor of SearchEngineLand.com enlightened the world about the dangerous plans of Mitt Romney for Big Bird when he tweeted:
Emmy Award winning segment producer Maureen Giannone (@MaureenGiannone) in her tweet showed the future of Big Bird if Romney wins elections.
La Tasha Washington (@ltwinc) tweeted why Big Bird is in no danger even if he is fired by Romney.
Big Bird for Obama. twitter.com/ltwinc/status/…— La Tasha Washington (@ltwinc) October 4, 2012
Big Bird also joined the party and started tweeting from (@BIGBIRD ). Here are some of the most interesting ones:
Another tweet by Big Bird said:
Apart from Twitter, the rest of the internet was also proactive enough to sympathize with Big Bird with their Big Bird memes.
Mitt Romney thinks Big Bird is his personal property?
OMG! Mitt Romney must be arrested immediately for attempting to kill birds.
Is Mitt Romney thinking that birds have the right to vote?
Well, Romney must beef up his security arrangements from now onwards. Some people might be after his life.