A volunteer worker at a Romney campaign office on Ohio claims she was abused and humiliated by a GOP official for wearing a Sesame St t-shirt.
Miranda Summers, 24, said "I really believe in what Mitt has to say on the economy and jobs, but I also love Sesame St. I grew up watching it and I love Cookie Monster, so I thought I could show my support for PBS. The rest of the volunteers thought it was cute but then I was called in to see the regional organizer. He told me to take off the shirt right there in front of him and put on a campaign shirt. I told him no and he started to rant at me. Accusing me of being a socialist and telling me that I should remove the shirt and put it in the shredder or I should leave and not come back."
Miss Summers said she left the campaign in tears and is now considering switching her support to Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party.
"Feelings are running high" A spokesman for the Ohio Republican party said "Mitt did well in the debate but the liberal media have jumped on the Big Bird comment. It was inappropriate for Miss Summers to wear a shirt supporting PBS. We are fighting for total control of the country and that means total control of the media. We can't have unbiased news telling people the things we don't want them to know."
In the close Ohio race Miss Summers vote could be crucial the Republicans have pulled out all the stops to try and entice her back to the campaign by buying her a wardrobe of Disney Princess clothes. Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan said. "Surely every young woman would rather dress as a princess than a monster."