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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:44 PM

Romney Hates Kids!! Refuses to answer ?'s on 'Kids Pick the prez' special?? Obama answers, no prob



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Obama takes kids' questions; Romney declines

Washington (CNN) President Obama says his most embarrassing moment is when he runs into a wall. It is "par for the course for meI'm running into doors and desks all the time."

The comments came as he answered kids' questions for the Nickelodeon special: "Kids Pick the President: The Candidates."

and the president answered them during an interview session at the White House. He also responded to questions about gun control, illegal immigration, jobs, outsourcing and bullying, according to a release from the network.

The responses are part of a special airing next week after which kids will vote for the candidate they think should be president. The network says in five of the last six elections the kids have correctly chosen the winner.

In a release, the network says Mitt Romney declined to participate after numerous attempts. The program will include file sound bites of Romney addressing the subjects.

The president's re-election campaign wasted no time in hitting its opponent over not participating. "It's no surprise Romney decided to play hookey. Kids demand details, and I'm sure they want some answers on why Romney could increase their class sizes, eliminate their teacher's jobs, raise taxes on their families and slash funding for Big Bird. Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, 'The dog ate my homework' just doesn't cut it when you're running for President," Obama campaign deputy press secretary Adam Fetcher said in a statement.

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Reply Romney Hates Kids!! Refuses to answer ?'s on 'Kids Pick the prez' special?? Obama answers, no prob (Original post)
trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
rocktivity Oct 2012 #1
JI7 Oct 2012 #2
JI7 Oct 2012 #3
Buns_of_Fire Oct 2012 #4
JI7 Oct 2012 #5
Buns_of_Fire Oct 2012 #6
mnhtnbb Oct 2012 #7
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #8
renate Oct 2012 #9
surrealAmerican Oct 2012 #10
porphyrian Oct 2012 #11

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:46 PM

1. Well, after "Big Bird-Gate," what else could he do?


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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:50 PM

2. the kids correctly picked the winner in 5 of the last 6 elections

i'm guessing the one they claim they didn't guess correctly was 2000 ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:54 PM

3. actually they picked Bush in 2000 but they picked Kerry in 2004

i think 2004 was the start of the younger voters starting to move in much higher numbers towards Dems. and of course Obama really helped to push it up.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:57 PM

4. If there's no immediate, tangible benefit to his campaign, Prince Mitt wants nothing to do with it.

And since kids don't vote...

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:58 PM

5. but their parents vote and parents often vote based on who they see best for their kids

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Response to JI7 (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:10 PM

6. Exactly. But I don't think MitTwit can see things more than one step ahead.

That sort of thing requires a subtlety of thought that I've come to believe he's incapable of.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:35 PM

7. Well, of course. Kids have no money and don't vote. Move along. 47%.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:22 PM

8. K&R

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:25 PM

9. is this part of the campaign to make us think Mitt is a warm and fuzzy guy?

'Cause, FAIL.

What on earth could he and his advisers be thinking? What a bonehead move. "Piss off, kids, and take your Big Bird with you."

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:42 PM

10. Not much of a surprise ...

... He seems genuinely uncomfortable with children. He can't hold a baby without having her or him cry, and there was that horrific "who let the dogs out" video. I think he's afraid of them.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 07:45 PM

11. . n/t

 

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