Michael Barone –
When a politician is in trouble, he usually falls back on what he knows best — the world he saw around him when he entered into political awareness as a young adult.
That’s what seems to have happened to the Democratic ticket after Barack Obama’s disastrous performance in the Denver debate Oct. 3.
So Obama on the campaign trail and Joe Biden in the vice presidential debate fell back on what they know from their formative political years.
At least that’s the best explanation I can come up with for the Obama campaign’s obsession with Big Bird.
On the campaign trail in the week after the presidential debate, Obama mentioned Big Bird 13 times — 13 times more than he mentioned Libya.
And the Obama campaign rolled out a 30-second spot showing Mitt Romney saying “Big Bird” several times. Even liberals labeled it the worst TV ad they had ever seen.