Live Caucus: Kids Rock

Live Caucus: Kids Rock

Live Caucus: Kids Rock

A campaign blog.
Jan. 3 2008 10:00 PM

Live Caucus: Kids Rock

GRINNELL, Iowa—A gaggle of kids is hovering over a table covered in snack food. The spread was set up by Hillary supporters but has since been abandoned.


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"This is the beauty of politics," says Griffin, 10, shoving an open bag of Doritos in my face. "Free chips." I notice he’s wearing an Obama sticker and ask him if he should really be stealing Hillary’s chips. "She’s not viable anyway," says a lady standing nearby.



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A boy named Sam, 13, also has an Obama sticker on his jacket. He says he likes Obama’s plans to fix greenhouse gas emissions. I ask how if his views differ from his friend Griffin’s. "I have knowledge, he doesn’t," he says.



At that point, a third child comes up and points to his shirt, covered in buttons and stickers for different candidates. "I support everyone!" he squeals.