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Nickelodeon TV says Romney skipped kids’ questions


Mitt Romney may want to reconsider his campaign strategy involving the pint-size voters of tomorrow, the Associated Press reports. The Republican presidential candidate skipped the chance to take part in Nickelodeon’s “Kids Pick the President” special that includes President Barack Obama, said Linda Ellerbee, the show’s host and executive producer. The decision “disses” children, she said. During last week’s presidential debate, Romney vowed to cut federal funding for PBS while acknowledging it’s the home of popular “Sesame Street” character Big Bird. “Kids Pick the President: The Candidates,” with videotaped questions for the candidates from youngsters nationwide, debuts Oct. 15 on the children’s channel. Afterward, an online poll asks kids to make their pick. Romney’s campaign said “he simply didn’t have time. He couldn’t fit it in his schedule,” Ellerbee said Monday. His decision is disappointing because “answering kids’ questions directly shows respect for the several million kids who will vote in Nickelodeon’s ‘Kids Pick the President’ campaign,” she said…

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