Transcript: Griffin, 13-years-old, from Dallas,
What motivated me to get involved is the future of my
country, because whatever problems our current president
-- I'm not even going to say his name -- left for us,
the next president has to deal with that.
That directly affects everybody's life. It's the future
for society and I think if I can perhaps contribute
to picking the right person to solve the problem, who
can make sure everything goes well, makes everyone's
lives better, then I feel really good. That's what motivated
me to go volunteer at the headquarters.
I started volunteering only three weeks ago because
the campaign office here in Dallas didn't really open
until then, but I had been following the campaigns very
closely since it started because I was really interested
in this for the reasons I mentioned before.
The work of a volunteer
We can make calls from the phone bank where you dial into
a phone system and it gives you automatic calls, you don't
have to hang up and dial a call, you can do that for maybe
two hours. And you make maybe 300 calls.
You can do that, you can make signs, we are always
in need of signs. You can organize literature you can
organize visuals. Visuals are where you take lots of
signs and lots of people and make lots of noise.
As you know Texas is a Republican state, so we do get
a lot of hang-ups or "call back" but maybe
50 percent of the time we get a "this is interesting,"
which is really great. And a lot of times they are for
Choosing a candidate
I know this sounds really awful but it's very racially
divided, at my school at least. All the Hispanic people
are for Hillary Clinton, all the African Americans are
for Barack Obama and the white people are pretty much
It's very interesting that children are interested
in this campaign. That shows you that we are in a real
bind right now and that people really want to get out
of this bind and I think Hillary is the best candidate
to do that.
I think that everyone should be able to have healthcare,
no matter where you are. I think it's a right. That
affects so many people, that could affect the whole
state of Florida. It's so important.
The Iraq war, by 2009 every family in America is going
to pay $21,000 to one of the most unpopular wars in
I think Hillary had plans to get us out of the war
within 60 days and she has the best healthcare plan
The media, if you watch CNN or CBS or any of those news
stations, they are definitely focused towards Obama, which
is really sad because that is basically choosing him as
president because people listen to the media. When you
read your newspaper, you listen to your newspaper, or
you listen to your person on the news.
Either way a Democrat is going to win this year. Anyway
you put it. It's for sure that we are going to win.