ABOARD THE ROMNEY PLANE EN ROUTE IOWA—Mitt Romney's campaign is mocking President Barack Obama's decision to release a campaign ad focused on the Republican candidate's repeated suggestion that Big Bird shouldn't receive public funding.
Kevin Madden, a senior Romney adviser, told reporters on board the candidate's plane Tuesday the campaign isn't taking the Obama's latest offensive seriously.
"Right now, you've got 23 million Americans struggling to find work. You've got household incomes going down. You've got a federal deficit, federal debt that's over 16 trillion dollars," Madden said. "I find it troubling that the president's message, the president's focus 28 days out from Election Day is Big Bird."