Voters Defend Big Bird on Twitter After Presidential Debate
What do you think about cutting funding to PBS? Gov. Mitt Romney said during the presidential debate that although he likes Big Bird, he wants to slash subsidies to the public broadcasting network.
One of the more memorable moments from last night's debate occured when Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that although he likes Big Bird, he is planning on cutting subsidies to PBS.
"I'm sorry, Jim," Romney said to moderator Jim Lehrer, a PBS newscaster. "I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I like you too.
That comment came during the beginning of the debate. By the end of the debate, Twitter was buzzing. "Big Bird" was trending, and @BigBirdRomney had been created and already had more than 6,000 followers.
Many images made their way onto Twitter, including one with Big Bird holding a sign that says "Will Work For Food."
What did you think of Romney's 'Big Bird' comment? Should the federal government subsidize PBS? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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