At a recent campaign event with nearly 1,000 people in Portsmouth, Hillary Clinton called on four children to ask questions – one third of the questions she took that hour. Why?
Perhaps Clinton is after softball questions, as Time proposes. Perhaps the campaign sees interactions with children as a way to convey the candidate as warm and relatable. Or maybe Hillary Clinton just has a soft-spot for kiddos.
Whatever it is, it can create some rare moments of cuteness on the campaign trail.
Just check out Relic Reilly of Massachusetts, 9 years old, who asked Clinton why his mom earns less than his dad: