Skip to comments.Ohio Obama Rally Features Rap Rendition of Sesame Street Theme Song
Posted on 10/09/2012 7:16:34 PM PDT by Roberts
Team Romney has decried Democrats repeated mentions of Big Bird since Mitt Romney brought up the beloved muppet while declaring his intention to end the federal subsidy for PBS during last weeks presidential debate, but the Obama campaign shows no sign that they intend to stop invoking Sesame Street any time soon. In fact, at an Obama rally at Ohio State University this afternoon, rapper will.i.am performed a rendition of the theme song of the popular childrens television show to rile up the presidents supporters.
According to Politico reporter Reid Epstein, who was on the scene at the Ohio State rally, will.i.ams Sesame Street stylings may not have had the desired effect.
Much, much more enthusiasm when @iamwill plays Journey than for the Sesame Street theme song, Mr. Epstein wrote on Twitter.
Based on his other tweets from the event, Mr. Epstein clearly wasnt impressed with will.i.ams performance.
So what is will.i.am s talent again? he asked.
will.i.am also made music for the president during the 2008 election. In February of that year he released a song, Yes We Can, with lyrics based on one of Mr. Obamas campaign speeches. That song seems to have gone over much better than his performance today. The star-studded Yes We Can video, which featured appearances from a slew of celebrities including; Scarlett Johansson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Nick Cannon and John Legend went on to be seen by more than 24 million people on YouTube.
This morning, the Obama campaign released a web video mocking Mr. Romney for threatening to cut funding to PBS and take Big Bird off the air. Sesame Workshop, the foundation that creates the kids show, responded with a two-sentence statement asking the Obama to remove the ad on the grounds they are a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that doesnt endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns.
Speaking to reporters on board Air Force One this afternoon, President Obamas campaign press secretary, Jen Psaki, said they are reviewing that request. She also addressed the Romney campaigns criticism that the Big Bird attack is exactly the kind of small tactic President Obama denounced in 2008. Ms. Psaki insisted the presidents focus throughout this campaign has been on serious issues.
Youve been out with the President the last few days, all of you have been. And 99 percent of his remarks are about his plans for fighting for the middle class, his plans for making sure that young people have the opportunity to go to college, to have access to affordable health care., said Ms. Psaki. You heard him last night and youll hear him again today lay out the difference between his view on Iraq and the right steps we took in drawing down troops there, and Mitt Romneys doubling down on maybe we should have left troops
several thousand troops in Iraq, instead of what the Presidents approach was. This election is about serious issues. Thats what the President talks about every day.
Won’t it be great to have an adult back in the Whitehouse ??
My fervent prayer is that Ohioans can get their heads our of their collects arses long enough to see what Obama is doing to our country.
And yes, I live in Ohio.
One local tv channel did a blurb on Friday about the upcoming visit for Obama. College students were only going to see and hear will.i.am. (?) They showed a clip of them getting tickets and the crowd was very sparse. It was all about a free concert for them.
In fact, Obama ought to bring it up in the next debate. Let's see how Mr. Romney answers that, shall we? /s
Have a guy in a Porky Pig costume go to the Obama events with a sign that says, “Forget Big Bird! Where’s My $50,000 From The Taxpayers?”
I can’t believe anyone would cross the street to see Will I Suck.
He can worry about Sesame Street, I’ll worry about or National deficits, and our Jobs (or lack thereof)~.
The world's on fire - our country's broke, the value of the dollar's crashing, gas is up, food is waaaa up - and Democrats are talking about Big Bird?
You might be right Roberts - it's gotta be a plant..
Wonder what that sounded like ...
“Sunny f****n day
Sweepin’ the muth*******in clouds away
On my way to hose down my entire street
Can you tell me how to get
How to get to Baraqqi Street?
Yeah this whole debate only came about because of our need to discuss how we should reign in Federal spending!
President Bush signed the date of the final withdrawal before he left office.
Boy these guys that are running this campaign sure are retarded