1. DISENFRANCHISED

    Romney Skips Nickelodeon Event

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    Did anyone tell Mitt Romney that Sesame Street isn’t on Nickelodeon? The Republican presidential nominee will not be participating in Nickelodeon’s “Kids Pick the President” event, the network said on Monday. The telecast, scheduled to air on Oct. 15, normally features each candidate answering questions submitted by children, and then there is online voting. The results will be announced on Oct. 22. While children obviously do not vote, the special is considered somewhat of a bellwether—especially since kids often parrot their parents' views. It’s only the second time a presidential candidate has chosen not to participate since 1992, when the special began. In the past six elections, the kids have only been wrong once, in 2004, they picked John Kerry over George W. Bush.

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