The first sign of a weak candidate is their refusal to appear anywhere but “safe” venues.
The sign of a pathetically weak candidate is when they’re afraid to face a panel of children.
After recently promising to end funding for beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is now refusing to take questions from children on a Nickelodeon special, Kids Pick the President: The Candidates.
“By answering kids’ questions directly, candidates show respect for kids,” host Linda Ellerbee said. “We are disappointed that Mitt Romney wouldn’t take the time to answer the questions, but are thrilled that President Obama participated in the special.”
The White House had this to say:
“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,” Deputy National Press Secretary Adam Fetcher quipped. “‘The dog ate my homework’ just doesn’t cut it when you’re running for President.”
Now the question has to be asked… Why does Mitt Romney hate kids?