Mitt Romney Snubs Kids Pick the President at Nickleodeon
First Big Bird, now Nickelodeon — what’s up with Mitt Romney and kids?
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney celebrated last week’s “victory” at the first debate in Denver — at which he promised to cut off Big Bird’s funding — by telling youth-targeting Nick News that he would not participate in Nickelodeon’s long-running “Kids Pick the President” special.
It’s only the second time a candidate has declined to participate.
Romney’s camp cited time constraints, the Viacom-owned cable network said Monday.
It takes about 30 minutes for a candidate to participate, which each does by answering a set of questions submitted to them by children, the special’s executive producer, Linda Ellerbee, told The TV Column on Monday.