Whoa, so, the Twitter-verse basically blew up during last night's first Presidential debate in Denver. The event turned out to be the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics. As in, EVER. Twitter even reported that there were over 10 million tweets during the debate. Yeesh! But more entertaining news, perhaps, is just how many of those tweets happened to be about what may have been the most hilarious, entertaining moment of the whole debate ...
Likely not intended to be a "zinger," Romney confessed, "I'm sorry, Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS. I love Big Bird. I like you too! But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for." Aaaaand there goes the toddler vote! But no, seriously, Twitter said that shortly after Romney's remarks, users were posting 17,000 tweets per minute (!!!) mentioning Big Bird. Here, the best of the best ...
2. "I wonder if Mitt and Ann Romney are going to celebrate tonight by eating, say, Big Bird." -@NickKristof
3. "Wait. What the hell did I do? - Big Bird" -Actress @Brittanysnow
6. "IF WE TURNED BIG BIRD INTO MOLE, HE WOULD FEED MILLIONS" -@MexicanMitt
9. "Opa Big Bird style...." -@BigBirdRomney (Do the ride-'em-cowboy move!)
What has been your favorite tweet or meme about Big Bird so far?
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