FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2009 file photo, Big Bird arrives at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. What do a Navy mom, Big Bird and AARP have in common? They all want President Barac

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2009 file photo, Big Bird arrives at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.  What do a Navy mom, Big Bird and AARP have in common? They all want President Barac
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2009 file photo, Big Bird arrives at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. What do a Navy mom, Big Bird and AARP have in common? They all want President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney to leave them alone. The two candidates are drawing on personal stories and pop culture references in campaign ads, daily speeches and debate zingers as each seeks to cast himself as an “everyman” and broaden his appeal in the presidential race's closing weeks. But they're encountering resistance at seemingly every turn by a broad collection of people they mention and entities they reference. And this year, the complaints go beyond those that usually occur during campaign years: griping by musical groups whose songs candidates use at rallies. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)