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Save Big Bird: 5 Ways To Help The Sesame Street Character Threatened By Mitt Romney

FILE - This Aug. 30, 2009 file photo shows Big Bird, of the children's television show Sesame Street, in Los Angeles. Big Bir
FILE - This Aug. 30, 2009 file photo shows Big Bird, of the children's television show Sesame Street, in Los Angeles. Big Bird is endangered. Jim Lehrer lost control. And Mitt Romney crushed President Barack Obama. Those were the judgments rendered across Twitter and Facebook Wednesday during the first debate of the 2012 presidential contest. While millions turned on their televisions to watch the 90-minute showdown, a smaller but highly engaged subset took to social networks to discuss and score the debate as it unspooled in real time. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Sure it hurt our little hearts to hear Mitt Romney talk smack last night about our third favorite Sesame Street character (Elmo = No. 1, Oscar = No. 2). But we couldn't just sit idly by.

Mitt Romney, like every single human with the pulse in this world, admitted he “loves” Big Bird during the first presidential debate on Wednesday. But the governor also declared that public broadcasting will come under fire if he’s elected to the job of commander-in-chief. He’s simply not willing “borrow from China” to subsidize such educational and heartwarming programming.

After Romney finished making his case, we dried our eyes, vented along with 20,000+ angry tweeters and mobilized into action.

Here at HuffPost Impact, we’ve assembled a five-step plan to save the seven-foot beloved bird from getting booted from the stoop at 1-2-3 Sesame Street so that at least one show every day can be brought to us by a new letter.

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