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The mideast is exploding with anti American violence in our nation is sixteen trillion dollars in debt so what is the focus of our presidential race right now.
Well you guessed it Sesame Street today the Obama campaign -- -- our new -- -- start big bird.
One man has the guts to speak its name big bird big bird -- bird.
-- very big yellow a menace to our economy.
He knows it's not Wall Street you have to worry about it's Sesame Street.
And the Republican National Committee striking back with this graphic of Sesame Street the count.
The RNC says that since the debate -- Obama has mentioned big for eight times and -- five times he's mentioned Libya and a plan to fix economy zero times.
-- our political panel ABC news senior Washington editor Rick Klein time magazine deputy Washington bureau chief Michael Crowley and Washington examiner chief political correspondent are here Michael.
Well look it's clearly sort of -- diversionary.
It's it's it's kind of of lighthearted way for Obama to rebound off of the disastrous appearance.
And I think you know you're seeing them try to take something find it.
And steer the conversation back to the terrain it was working so well for them Wall Street Romney is being -- the 1% you know kind of heartless capitalist.
There is actually it's interesting sensitive point but I don't think it's what Obama is making those ads which is that.
Would impose enormous.
Spending cuts and when he's asked for specifics he tends to single out tiny budget items like PBS and NPR which don't really.
Do you much to cut the budget the real cuts are gonna are going to be much more painful so I think there's a subs and appointing me as don't think Obama's making it -- I think it's the height of silliness I mean it really has no relevance the most people's lives when when you come down to it I think.
I think the Obama folks realize that they may have had an opportunity to -- it to score some political points at the defeat.
Last week and they've spent the rest of the -- next six days trying to to refight that battle and do it more effective way.
I don't really think this this ad is even intended it to get out there's so much -- as Michael says just to distract us from the fact that he had the support of eight.
It's not mine is very small but he's I know we're gonna pick it up every also I mean -- this is a strategy -- small ball it's just look let's let's look closely flashy out there right now and talk about something different right now I just.
I don't see it as being relevant that the people's lives I think the Republicans are right -- jump on an enemy fun of the president for putting it out there.
I think we should point out that it was Mitt Romney who introduced big bird by name into this whole thing was I think I I -- -- just couldn't believe it he says this.
And I did not see how this really benefits President Obama but he has mentioned time after time after time.
Question for me is.
They have another debate coming up on the sixteenth at Hofstra University is gonna mention it -- is it the -- conservatives in the audience would be wanting.
Mitt Romney to -- we you know it's produced by a big burst produced by the sesame workshop which sold 200 million dollars and toys and other merchandise.
In a couple of years a few years ago is CEO makes nearly a million dollars it doesn't need taxpayer money.
It's question how we get distracted from a lot of the of the big issues Allison and -- -- didn't mean these are we we seize upon them.
Well this in his head was just the it was -- was tailor made for that I mean with a menacing music in the made off Fidel about the shadow of big bird on the building it was it was it's almost a parody of itself in the and it came out.
Just as Mitt Romney had made a big foreign policy speech talking maybe don't like it may be -- but he's talking about real big issues.
I think -- is that I think it will break -- people who don't follow politics are kind of tune out the familiar attacks in the and the this -- they've heard over and over again I think the bottom line Greta is about summary devotes.
We are just -- rehashing we're grading a little gas a little gimmicks and people know the big issues aren't.
But take quick break standby --