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Mitt Romney refuses to take questions from children on ‘Kids Pick the President’, Obama participated

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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Mitt Romney refuses to take questions from children on ‘Kids Pick the President’, Obama participated

October 8, 2012

Nickelodeon states that Mitt Romney opted out of the chance to take part in a “Kids Pick the President” special that includes his President Obama. The  TV channel for children said Monday that the Republican Presidential candidate declined to be involved in the special, while President Obama participated, the AP reports.


Videotaped questions are included in the program for the candidates from children across America. Afterward, viewers can vote for their pick for president.

The show’s host and producer Linda Ellerbee said that candidates show “respect for kids” by answering their questions and called Romney’s decision disappointing. This isn’t the first time Romney has shunned questions, but it is from children.  I’m going to wager a guess – the disrespect shown, will cost Romney votes with children today for their pick. Perhaps children have more common sense than adults, considering the the number of Romney supporters — some of which did not care for him only months ago. There is something wrong with a politician who cannot take children’s questions, yet feels he can lead the most powerful country on Earth.

The Romney campaign did not immediately respond to phone and email requests for comment.

In the Nickelodeon special, Obama is asked about issues including jobs, immigration and bullying.

It will air on Oct. 15, with no answers from Mitt Romney.


http://freakoutnation.com/2012/10/08/mitt-romney-refuses-to-take-questions-from-children-on-kids-pick-the-president-obama-participated/

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ClemFamily
by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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That's why Romney will lose I think...his shadiness and "47 percent" mess up. He has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to social issues; in my opinion at least. He also is not pro women's rights as much as Obama. I voted Obama last time and I will again.

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Oct. 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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Speaks to his character IMO

Pooobaihr
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

groan.

CABZS
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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Obama is great at PR, that hasn't changed.  But answering questions to kids doesn't make me like him & won't make me vote for him.

Romney answering questions for kids won't make me vote for him either.

Funny nobody cares why Romney said no, just jumping to conclusions.

But it is ok for Obama to say no to other leaders of the world for no reason or so he can continue to campaingn; fundraise or whatever.

Sorry some things just crack me up.

Melanie420
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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He didnt want to answer questions from kids whose parents are in the 47%, thats just beneath him and he dont have to worry about them.

mas2124
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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Over and over, he's shunning voters. And then downs those who turn their vote to Obama. That's poor leadership-he's refusing to see how his own actions are affecting voters. That makes me believe he has an external locus of control....so if he was president, would he ever take credit for his mistakes, or always be passing the blame to someone else?

And before you ask, I've not paid much attention to this during presidency, so maybe they've all been external. I just know that this is the first time a presidential nominee has left me feeling like poor white trash who has no right to vote.

CABZS
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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Yet it was ok for Obama to pretty much call everyone in Pennsylvania his first campaign a bunch of rednecks & look down on us bc we cling to guns & religion, lol.

So many things Obama & said & done is overlooked; that really bothers me. Even now the things he says & does is overlooked.

Quoting mas2124:

Over and over, he's shunning voters. And then downs those who turn their vote to Obama. That's poor leadership-he's refusing to see how his own actions are affecting voters. That makes me believe he has an external locus of control....so if he was president, would he ever take credit for his mistakes, or always be passing the blame to someone else?

And before you ask, I've not paid much attention to this during presidency, so maybe they've all been external. I just know that this is the first time a presidential nominee has left me feeling like poor white trash who has no right to vote.


Mandi1215
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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Okay, so Romney could have participated in this "fun" event for the kids, it was a good opportunity to show his playful side or not he may not have one which is okay with me, my President doesn't need to be smiling and friendly, he just needs to know how to run this country.

I don't see why this is a huge deal to you Obama supporters, but you overlook Obama's lack of meeting up with World Leaders and attending his daily intelligence briefings......seriously overlooking the big picture here people!!!

mommykate4
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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if i knew why Romney wasn't able to m ake it to the tv show then i could have an opinion ...maybe he has scheduled things planned...this doesn't explain anything just that he didn't do an appearance...it doesn't mean anything to me really..

quickbooksworm
by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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I think it shows where his priorities are. Candidates go to these things to prove to the parents, who are the ones voting, that they care about educating and involving the next generation. How an adult speaks to children says more about them than how they speak to another adult.
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