Vote, Sesame Streeters Say

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A supporter of President Barack Obama holds a t-shirt of Big Bird and the president during a campaign rally at the Franklin County fairgrounds November 2, 2012 in Hilliard, Ohio.

“What’s the word on the street?”

Vote.

On Sesame Street, that is.

This is the presidential election, after all, in which Big Bird played front and center — after Republican Mitt Romney raised the name in debate on the issue of cutting federal funding for public television, and President Barack Obama carried it out to the campaign trail with ridicule for Romney.

This primer by the Street’s Murray breaks it down: A vote is a choice.

That’s what Obama and Romney have been telling voters, too.

The viewers of Sesame Street may not actually be able to vote until they’re 21, as Texas Governor Rick Perry would have it.

And the producers of Sesame Street made it clear they wanted no campaign role.

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