"Big Bird is the man," he wrote in the purple ink so beloved by the friends of the Bird. "He's 8 feet tall. He can sing and roller-skate and ride a unicycle and dance. Can you do that, Mr. Romney?"
Charles Blow, the "visual op-ed" columnist of The New York Times, wrote: "The president reached past one man and one boy and one case in one small Florida town, across centuries of slavery and oppression and discrimination and self-destructive behavior, and sought to place this charged case in a cultural context."