With each passing Olympiad, election season further devolves from civics to sport—without the sportsmanship. But every so often, a campaign moment reminds us that elections are a golden opportunity to discuss, to dream—and to learn.
For this girl, President Barack Obama’s speech to 8,000 supporters Sept. 12 at Cashman Center may have been such a moment. When the crowd chanted “Four more years,” she chimed in, four fingers raised. Then she got back to wondering what all the shouting was about.