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Mitt Romney Refuses to Answer Kids' Questions on Nickelodeon Special

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is refusing to take questions from children on the Nickelodeon TV special 'Kids Pick the President: The Candidates,' reports RawStory.com.

The TV special's host Linda Ellerbee said in a statement: “By answering kids’ questions directly, candidates show respect for kids. 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.”

Deputy National Press Secretary Adam Fetcher told TMZ.com: "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. The dog ate my homework’ just doesn’t cut it when you’re running for President."

President Obama agreed to participate this year as he did in 2008. He took questions from kids on gun control, the economy, immigration, marriage equality, bullying, obesity and his most embarrassing moment: "I’m running into doors and desks all the time."

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