Mitt Romney‘s record with children, people so informed they’re not even legally allowed to vote, is a mixed one. It was captured in two stories yesterday.

ABC News:

“Mitt Romney ordered his motorcade to make an abrupt U-turn in rural Virginia today, after zipping by a group of elementary school students waving in the front yard of the school, so he could go back and meet them. …

“‘Thanks for waving at me as I came by, I decided to come by and say “hi” to you guys,’ Romney told the kids, many of whom were fourth- and fifth-graders.”

AP:

“[Mitt Romney] skipped the chance to take part in Nickelodeon’s ‘Kids Pick the President’ special that includes President Barack Obama, said Linda Ellerbee, the show’s host and executive producer. The decision ‘disses’ children, she said. …

“‘That’s several million kids who actually want to get involved in the democratic process,’ Ellerbee said. ‘They don’t deserve to be dissed. But former Gov. Romney also blew off Letterman and Big Bird, so I guess we’re in good company.’”