Does Obama’s Big Bird attack ad go too far?

Or is it just what the campaign needs to regain its momentum after last week’s disastrous debate? UPDATE: Mitt hits back.

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“Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about; it’s Sesame Street,” a sinister voice says in a new attack ad.

In last week’s debate, Romney promised to cut federal spending for PBS, a longtime target of conservatives, essentially putting Big Bird’s head on the chopping block.

The minute-long video—a humorous take on the typical attack ad—has drawn flak from Republican lawmakers, NBC News, and even “Sesame Street” itself.

On Tuesday, Sesame Street Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the beloved children’s show, called for the reelection campaign to remove the ad.

“We have approved no campaign ads and, as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down,” it said.

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