Social media went nuts when Mitt Romney commented that he would cut funding to PBS. Romney mentioned that he loved Big Bird and moderator Jim Lehrer, but government shouldn’t be funding PBS. USA Today reported immediately on the topic — read it here. The report included that there is a @FiredBigBird account, and another humorous tweet – “I worked with Big Bird. I served with Big Bird. You, sir, are no Big Bird,” The Lance Arthur, @thelancearthur, of San Francisco tweeted.
A very humorous Big Bird for President 2012 page on Facebook launched. Cookie Monster has been suggested as VP. The group had 500 members an hour after the debate ended.
Twitter handle @BigBirdRomney beat that. It had more than 7,000 followers after the debate.