Recall, they did the same in ’08:
Back then they had a whole section on his website urging kids to talk to their parents. I presume it is somehow established that the strategy is effective, otherwise why do it again? Well, maybe because BO’s campaign has more money than it knows what to do with.
Seriously, a parent who is willing to take political advice from her underage child is a bad parent. Kids are not purer or better than adults, and certainly no smarter than we are. It’s possible that they can tell us something that we don’t already know, but usually it’s because they know things that aren’t so. Kids with moderate amount of “emotional intelligence” know that they are out of their depth when it comes to politics. They listen to adults and perhaps bring up a point here and there, but rarely argue with their parents and certainly don’t spew propaganda.
If my child were to come up to me and start agitating on a politician’s behalf, especially if I wasn’t going to vote for that politician, I’d say:
“Honey, I’m glad you are expressing an interest in politics. Here is the last issue of National Review. Read it.”