Why Hillary Clinton Keeps Calling on Kids at Town Halls
The questions they ask
If you’re under the age of 14, you’ll probably never get a chance to vote for Hillary Clinton. But you might get a chance to ask her a question.
In recent months, the Democratic frontrunner has called on kids as young as six during town-hall meetings. The strategy ensures that she’ll get a softball question which she can answer by talking about being a grandmother and promising to fight for the next generation, two of her campaign’s favorite themes.
At times, the questions can feel a bit staged. At least three of the kids she’s called on have asked about gender pay equity, a central policy focus of her effort to attract women voters, if not exactly a top concern of most American middle school playgrounds.
Read the article “Why Hillary Clinton Keeps Calling on Kids at Town Halls” on time.com.