A SHOCKING BLOW – AT 8:15 A.M. ET: Can you believe that cruel, mean, un-American Mitt Romney? We now learn that the brutal Mitt has declined an interview with the children's network, Nickelodeon. By contrast, President Obama, who likes hard-hitting questions, has agreed to sit. The president was recently seen at interviews with People, David Letterman, the View, Vogue and other centers of deep thinking, so he'll be right at home. Oh, he also recently disappeared at a debate. From Hollywood Reporter:
One spot Mitt Romney won't be hitting on the campaign trail: the Nickelodeon studios.
The Republican presidential candidate declined an invitation from the children's network to participate in its "Kids Pick the President: The Candidates" special. According to a release from Nickelodeon, Romney's camp said he was unable to fit the taping into his schedule after multiple attempts from the network.
The special, part of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee, premieres Oct. 15 at 8 p.m., giving kids across the country the opportunity to ask each candidate various questions. On Oct. 22, Nickelodeon will reveal the results of its Kids' Vote poll, which has correctly predicted the winner of five of the last six presidential elections.
President Barack Obama sat down for a taping in the White House, where he answered questions regarding gun control, jobs, immigration, same-sex marriage, outsourcing, bullying and obesity, as well as light-hearted questions including his most embarrassing moment. ("Running into the wall is par for the course for me," he says. "I'm running into doors and desks all the time.")
We're sure that six-year-olds all over America are deeply concerned about same-sex marriage. What are these Nickelodeon people thinking?
It isn't only doors Obama runs into. He runs into serious problems all the time, but those he avoids.
"By answering kids' questions directly, candidates show respect for kids," says Linda Ellerbee in a statement. "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."
No bias in that remark. Nah.
What are we coming to?
Oh, by the way, do you recall when Obama had his last full-blown news conference? I don't. Maybe he doesn't want to show respect for grown-ups.
October 9, 2012