Why Hillary Clinton Keeps Calling on Kids at Town Halls

By Published on December 30, 2015

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.

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