Last night's debate wasn't a very good one. President Obama seemed unwilling to attack Romney hard, and Mitt Romney seemed intent upon sticking to one well-rehearsed topic, refusing to move on to new subjects over the objections of moderator Jim Lehrer. The debate, therefore, was stuck in a groove, with Romney repeating the same empty rhetoric over and over while distancing himself from Paul Ryan's plan to balance the budget. In fact, Romney had absolutely nothing specific or concrete to say about his vision for America, except for one clearly-stated goal: to disappoint children everywhere by cutting funding for Big Bird and Sesame Street. He spoke a lot about having to make cuts to reduce our debt, yet the only concrete idea he managed to express was that of cutting funding for a children's program. Does he really think that the amount of funding that PBS receives from the federal government (a drop in the bucket, really) will save the country? I guess the idea of destroying a 42-year old American institution and disappointing children everywhere doesn't concern Romney. On the other hand, Russia should be happy; now that Big Bird is in the hot seat they are no longer the United States's number one foe.
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