Could it be? The final two Democratic primaries of 2008? It seems like just yesterday we were watching debates on stages with many, many podiums and now here we are…
The Scholastic Kids Press Corps
continues to report from the campaign trail, eager for the general election–but more immediately, for summer vacation.
Just this week, ten year-old Scholastic Kid Reporter Kayla Gough
was in Troy, Michigan at the Barack Obama rally. Kayla noticed that Senator Obama didn’t say anything in his speech about the DNC’s recent decision about Michigan and Florida delegates, so she asked him afterward if he thought it was unfair.
Obama replied: “Well I think that it was a compromise. Based on the fact that the Democratic National Committee felt like Michigan had broken the rules and so that they need to be penalized in some way. Hopefully that’s something that we can put behind us. Now everybody’s going to be focused on trying to win the election in November.”
Yesterday, Kid Reporter Allison Tam caught up with Republican nominee Senator John McCain at a global competitiveness rally in Silicon Valley. She blogged about her experience
for Scholastic News.
And last but not least, our Connecticut Kid Reporter Jack Greenberg was featured in a story by USA Today ed reporter Greg Toppo about kids’ heightened interest in this year’s election and the teachers who are using the many teachable moments it has to offer.