Its election season in America (as is most all seasons) and this year's first presidential debate drew big numbers from the Twitter-verse. According to Twitters own stats over 10 million tweets were dispatched during the Obama v. Romney debate.
While most of the debates tweets focused on healthcare and jobs, one topic seemed to strike a particular cord with voters.
Twitter exploded following a comment from GOP candidate Mitt Romney about cutting federal funding for nonprofit television station PBS. The Republican candidate said he would cut the networks federal funding in spite of his love for PBS star Sesame Street's Big Bird.
As you'd imagine, that comment led to a number of tweets and even some satirical Big Bird Twitter profiles. Twitter says that over a quarter million tweets focused on the Big Bird quip. Tweet's like the following from Twitter user BigBirdRomney.
"What jobs are out there for an 8-foot-2-inch yellow bird who sings slightly off-key," read the satirical tweet.
An official Big Bird statement has yet to surface but if re-tweets have any barring on the real world expect a Big Bird/Elmo presidential ticket in 2016.
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