Are Romney campaign decision-makers, now riding high on the first crest of their entire campaign, working as hard as they can to make sure Romney doesn't wind up talking to real live human beings? Sure does seem like it. President Obama took questions from children around the country as part of a Nickelodeon TV special for the election. And where's Mitt Romney?

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 hookey. 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.

It's important to note that last Wednesday's debate didn't introduce a new Mitt Romney into the campaign. The guy is still just as bad with unscripted moments as he's ever been. I'm sure that their plan involves hiding Mitt Romney whenever necessary from any moments that showcase their candidate's weakness. That includes interactions with children.