In a release, the network says Mitt Romney declined to participate after numerous attempts. The program will include file sound bites of Romney addressing the subjects.
The president's re-election campaign wasted no time in hitting its opponent over not participating. "It's no surprise Romney decided to play hooky. Kids demand details, and I'm sure they want some answers on why Romney could increase their class sizes, eliminate their teacher's jobs, raise taxes on their families and slash funding for Big Bird. Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, 'The dog ate my homework' just doesn't cut it when you're running for President," Obama campaign deputy press secretary Adam Fetcher said in a statement.Is Romney really that afraid of unscripted replies? I mean, he already went after Big Bird and now he can't talk to a few kid reporters?
(Also, to note - neither of them mentioned charter schools the other night during the debate.)