President Makes Light of Poor Denver Performance
President Obama kicked off his “30 Days to Victory” concert by poking fun at his less than stellar performance at last week’s debate in Denver. Held in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, the fundraiser was a star-studded event with performances by Earth, Wind and Fire; Jon Bon Jovi; Jennifer Hudson; Katy Perry; and Stevie Wonder. Obama, who was escorted into the theater only moments before he took to the stage joked:
“To my understanding, it was an incredible show. They just perform flawlessly night after night. I can’t always say the same.”
In front of a crowd of more than 6,000, the President went on to address an issue central to this year’s Presidential election: the American economy. Obama criticized Mitt Romney’s proposed cuts to end the subsidy for PBS and the essential firing of famed Sesame Street icon Big Bird.
“So, for all you moms and kids out there, don’t worry, somebody’s finally cracking down on Big Bird. Elmo’s made a run for the border.”
President Obama also addressed bumps in the road during his first term and his vision for reviving the economy should he be reelected. The President ended his speech urging the crowd to vote by stating the “change” the and his supporters fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012.