Michigan Kid Reporter Gets the Scoop!
By Scholastic on June 17th, 2008
Just because we’re now in the general election with only two candidates to follow instead of a bajillion, the Scholastic Kids Press Corps hasn’t slacked off one bit.
Just today Kayla Gough, one of our Michigan Kid Reporters, covered Democratic nominee Barack Obama at a campaign event and asked the one question that everyone– including the sizeable press corps at the event– wanted to ask: “Would the Senator consider making Al Gore his vice president?”
“I have just started looking through possible candidates. I haven’t made any decisions. I’m getting some recommendations,” Mr. Obama said with a smile, measuring his words carefully as others reporters began to listen in. “Obviously Al Gore is a great public servant. He was a great vice president.”
I’m eager to read Kayla’s full coverage of the event. Stay tuned to Scholastic News Online!
This isn’t the first time Kayla and Obama have crossed paths. She met him at another rally in Troy, Michigan on June 4th, one day before he became the official presumptive Democratic nominee. In that story, Kayla observed that Obama didn’t mention in his remarks the DNC’s decision to seat Michigan delegates at the Democratic National Convention in August but to not give them full votes. She asked him: “What do you say to Michigan voters who were disappointed about the delegate decision?”
“They’re going to be participating,” he responded. “They’re going to be at the convention, and our hope is after the convention, the people of Michigan are going to be most interested in finding out what I have to say about bringing jobs back to Michigan.”
To find out how he answered Kayla’s follow-up question “Do you think it’s fair the Michigan delegates’ votes only count for half?” you’ll have to read her story!
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