Barack Obama wins the U.S. presidential election … or rather, he would, if America’s children were the voters.
“According to the children of America, President Barack Obama will be around for another four years,” said Linda Ellerbee, who for more than 20 years has asked viewers of her “Nick News” program to weigh in on the presidential election.
Obama, said Ellerbee, got 65% of the vote, to Romney’s 35%. The children in Ellerbee’s informal poll have correctly predicted the winner in five of the past six presidential elections.
As part of the election coverage on “Nick News,” President Obama answered children’s questions. Governor Mitt Romney did not participate – only the second candidate not to answer questions in the segment’s history.
“We take to the candidates a few very kidlike questions, like have you ever had your heart broken, or how do you always know the difference between right or wrong?,” Ellerbee said. “Sometimes they'll ask a question that gets you - you sort of get a little glimpse of the human being beneath the ‘Teflon’ facade of the candidate.”
CNN’s Ken Olshansky produced this piece for television.