Oct. 10 - President Barack Obama campaigns in swing state Ohio as latest polls have him tied with Republican opponent Mitt Romney.
US President Barack Obama campaigns in swing state Ohio... and keeps the Big Bird soundbite alive. In last week's presidential debates, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut spending for public broadcasting... Big Bird is a well known character on PBS's children's program Sesame Street. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "When he's asked how he"ll cut the deficit he says he can make the math work by eliminating local public funding for PBS. Now by the way this is not new this is what he's been saying every time he's been asked the question -- well we can cut out PBS. So for all you mom and kids out there don't worry somebody's finally getting tough on Big Bird." Obama has largely stayed out of the public eye since his lackluster debate performance. The next debate will be held next week.