"We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down," Sesame Streeet said in a blog posting.
The ad shows pictures of what it calls "gluttons of greed" from Wall Street, but says that Romney has instead targeted Sesame Street. (The Obama campaign touts Obama's support for Wall Street reform, but a McClatchy review found that no major finance honcho has been jailed under his watch.)
The Romney campaign is accusing Obama of trivializing the election -- deploying its own Sesame Street character, The Count, charging that Obama has "now talked about Sesame Street characters at least 13 times since the debate while he has mentioned Libya and a plan to fix the economy ZERO times."
(Talk about trivilization: Pizza Hut is offering free pizza "for life" to an official debate attendee who asks either participant "Sausage or Pepperoni?" during the live telecast town hall format presidential debate Oct. 16 at Hofstra University.)
-- Lesley Clark via McClatchy's Planet Washington blog