Hillary Upsets Children By Bailing On Speech At Boys & Girls Club
It takes a village to indoctrinate a child.
Hillary Clinton left some young fans upset Thursday in New Hampshire after she canceled a planned appearance at a Boys & Girls Club location in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Between 30 to 35 children who participate in the club’s programs, all of them between 5 and13 years old, waited, and waited, and waited.
They had written letters to the former secretary of state and devised questions to ask her. They drew her pictures and painted welcome signs. They even decorated the door of a bathroom to make it look like a dressing room – complete with a giant gold star.
Organizers and parents had told them they would be able to meet the Democratic presidential candidate.
It never happened.
Clinton was in Laconia to speak at a public forum about drug addiction. But instead of meeting the kids, her campaign whisked her off to a separate speaking engagement at a different Boys & Girls Club location in Concord, 30 miles away.
A New Hampshire TV news station reported that the change of plans left some Laconia kids in tears and made some parents furious.
Landon Bormes, an 8-year-old boy, said the news made him ‘kind of angry and mad at the same time.’
‘And I kind of felt a little bit sad because I was looking forward to it for all day today.’
‘Mostly,’ the boy said, ‘what I wanted to do was maybe, um, like – maybe for her to write her name on a piece of paper for me, to show everybody, that I actually met her.’
Landon’s dad Michael told NH1 that the inconsiderate move was doubly surprising given the child-centered messaging in Clinton’s latest campaign ad.
The spot focuses on Clinton’s granddaughter Charlotte.
When I look at my new granddaughter, I think to myself, “We are going to do everything we can to make sure she has opportunities in life. But what about all the kids?’” Clinton says to open the ad. More