Albuquerque elementary school students campaign to be president

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Friday, kids at an Albuquerque elementary school showed off the ad campaigns they’d use if they were running for president.

Their speeches and cheap shots at one another are heard around the world.

But Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aren’t the only two campaigning to be president, and these kids know all the qualities a good president should have.

“Being respectful to the other people going against you,” said Kaylee.

“They should be respectful to lots of people, make good decisions,” said Elise Miller.

“Everyone is a leader in some way, but all leaders should respect others,” said Charles Stelzner.

Fourth and fifth grade students at East San Jose Elementary School made posters with slogans like “Vote for Me and You’ll be Free” and “Vota Por mi y Reciba Los Tacos.”

Then they tried to win over the crowd.

They gave speeches in front of the their classmates, teachers and parents about what it means to be a good leader — and why they would make a good president.

“I would be a good leader because I would tell the truth and I would keep everyone safe,” said Diego Viscarra.

“I would probably donate more to the homeless and try to make our country better,” said Miller.

Some of those kids should be voting in the 2024 election.

Watch video below to check out more of their posters and speeches. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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