11-year-old Sells Video Games, Donates Proceeds to Hillary

May 12, 2008 -
An 11-year-old Kentucky boy sold his bicycle and his video game collection in order to raise money for Senator Hillary Clinton's flagging presidential campaign, according to the Associated Press.

Dalton Hatfield presented a check for $440 to former president Bill Clinton on Friday following a campaign rally in West Virginia:
“You sold your bike to get this?” [President] Clinton asked the McAndrews, Ky. native...

Hatfield feels so strongly that Hillary Clinton should be the next president he not only sold his bicycle, but video games and anything else he could find that “I could make money with” to donate to the former first lady’s bid for the Democratic nomination.

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Re: 11-year-old Sells Video Games, Donates Proceeds to Hillary

hah! ka-pwned. how is he gonna amuse himself now?

Re: 11-year-old Sells Video Games, Donates Proceeds to Hillary

He probably feels like shit, since she lost, and is in DEBT

Re: 11-year-old Sells Video Games, Donates Proceeds to Hillary

The kid did what his parents told him or what hilary bribed him to do is what i think she should not win obama is the one who should win but even he is not what is best he is just the best out of the selfish people who ran and i dont know why the kid sold his video games and his bike and what else he could and all that should be a little more mayby 440 if it was a couple of video games but he sold a collection and a bike to an elven year old is like a car i should know i am one

Re: 11-year-old Sells Video Games, Donates Proceeds to Hillary

...amazing. what an idiot.


hilary clinton does not need any more money. no politician does. its funny, if this would have been about some kid selling his stuff in order to feed a family in africa or help someone, i would applaud it and think it was incredibly good for him, and it would have maybe even inspired me or some other people to do the same... but hillary clinton? you gotta be kidding me.

Ok, what happens when the

Ok, what happens when the statistics keep in an she loses?



/wrists?

Dalton Hatfield

I KNOW DALTON HATFIELD AND HIS FAMILY WELL. I KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT HIS PARENTS WOULDN'T HAVE TALKED HIM IN TO SELLING HIS BELONGINGS TO GIVE TO HILARY CLINTON IF HE DIDN'T THINK SHE COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE,  BUT THEY WOULD ENCOURAGE  HIM 100% TO BACK HER IF THATS WHO HE THOUGHT DESERVED TO BE PRESIDENT. I KNOW DALTON HATFIELD AND HE KNOWS MORE ABOUT POLITICS AT ELEVEN YEARS OLD THEN MOST WILL KNOW IN A LIFE TIME.  HIS GOAL IN LIFE IS TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SOMEDAY( HE WILL) AND WHEN I SEE HIS NAME ON THE BALLET HE'S GOT MY VOTE.  GOOD LUCK DALTON

And Keith, i understand where you're coming from, believe me. Regardless of what he sold, an act like this is truly something to be admired. But considering his age, does he even know whether what he was doing was right? Maybe his parents 'put him up to it,' for lack of a better term? Who knows, i don't really care either way, i'm just saying.

Hillary: "HA! Two birds, one stone!"

Must be one dumb 11-year old...

The only candidate who can help the country at this point is Ron Paul.

Poor kid doesn't know what he is doing. Will Hillary accept the video game money? Hahahahaha

Video games > Hillary.... for so many reasons.

I'm an Obama guy (for however much that counts, given that I'm Canadian) but THAT story is awesome.

Good for that kid.

[...] wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptAn 11-year-old Kentucky boy sold his bicycle and his video game collection in order to raise money for Senator Hillary Clinton’s flagging presidential campaign, according to the Associated Press. Dalton Hatfield presented a check for $440 to former president Bill Clinton on Friday following a campaign rally in West Virginia: “You sold your bike to get this?” [President] Clinton asked the McAndrews, Ky. native… Hatfield feels so strongly that Hillary Clinton should be the next president he not only sold his bicycle, but video games and anything else he could find that “I could make money with” to donate to the former first lady’s bid for the Democratic nomination. [...]

I feel kinda bad for the kid.....

He should have used it to bribe the Diebold Company. =X

This story just makes me sad, can't pinpoint exactly why tho.

wow... suddenly the word "stupid" comes to mind...

1: Who on Earth would want that psychotic bint to run their country?
2: Why on Earth would you sell videogames and raise money to get her into power when she will just steal all of your families money once she gets into office?

I have a new "save the children from this vile stuff" complaint:

Protect the children from politics! I mean come on! an impressionable kid does all that for a woman he should fear so much because he thinks she should be in office?

Surely there are some regulations to prevent children from doing stupid stuff like this?

It's the kid's opinion, and it's no more or less important than yours.

Good for him.

i wouldn't half doubt the kid was convinced that she's be a good prez just cause theres never been a female prez.

the only problem is now, the kid sold his stuff for no reason at all, clintons ugly hide is losing, and even Obama doesn't see her as a threat anymore.

What makes you think it's the kid's opinion though?

While the story in and of itself makes me smile, the details behind it upset me. Didn't anyone tell this kid that his $440 means precisely "jack" to her campaign? Someone should have told the kid that she's sitting on millions of dollars, that can she only use for her campaign. The kid lost more than Hillary gained.

The act alone means far more than the money does. It garners more support for Mrs. Nanny-State. Hopefully, Hillary was nice enough to give the money back to him.

"I'm glad that you sold all your video games, Tommy! Once I get into office, I'll make sure that you never play video games again!"

Urm, does this kid know how much she and her husband are worth?
They wipe their asses with $50 bills kiddo, shoulda kept the videogames.

Looks like hes just getting rid of stuff that Hillary would ban anyways if she wins. :P

It’s the kid’s opinion, and it’s no more or less important than yours.

Yes, true - I'll not fault him for it. I suspect his parents are very dedicated Hillary backers.

Personally, my opinion is that every one of these scumbags are no good and all out to steal us blind, while pushing us further into the 'slave' caste we belong in, while they run everything. To them we are mere 'baggage' that they unfortunately have to 'deal with'. Like a necessary evil - I guess in truth, it's the other way around.

In any event - opinions are different, I'll not flame the kid for his - but if I had to wager, I'd put money on mine being more accurate.

That's just not fricking right. She shouldn't have kept that money. I'm even less inclined to vote for her now, no moral fiber if she'd take an 11-year old's money.

Ehh Jaded..

That's a 50/50 - some people feel like you slap them in the face if you give their gift back. I'm not one of them - but some do.

I don't know why, but something about this story just screams "Publicity Stunt."

Still, I commend the kid for his dedication...if this is true.

thats is one stupid kid.

This sounds like either brainwashing from the parents, or that the kid just wanted to be able to say he contributed to the first female to run for president.

Either way, that's idiotic.

A few people have already said what I wanted to say. That's one stupid kid.

This kid is 11 years old, is doing all he can to take part in the democratic process, despite the fact he is not old enough to vote.

Any of you that would berate him for his political views are pathetic. You sit on the outside looking in with nothing but contempt while those who wish to make a difference do something about it.

You only wish you had the balls to actually stand up and try and change something in your lives. You fail in so many ways.

may I repeat my enquiry:

Isn't there some form of regulation/age/mentality limit to donating to a political party or group? I mean children and people who aren't entirely in control of their facilities should probably be kept out of politics so they don't do stupid stuff like this right?Personally I think that you should be at least 15 before you even concern yourself with who is running the country, sure I knew that England was under the oppressive yoke of Tony Blair since I was 7 years old! But that doesn't mean that I was about to donate to whoever was in Cameron's shoes at the time!

So maybe before attacking videogames, the politicians should focus their efforts on regulating something that can really hurt children- themselves.

Its easy to stand up for an eleven year old kid and win with the clear moral high ground.

Me, I think ill play devils advocate, the kids a moron, nuff said. I knew better than that at eleven, and I highly doubt he actually formed that opinion himself or is informed period... its the parents doing.

"You only wish you had the balls to actually stand up and try and change something in your lives."

Ah yes, change. I agree... we should be focused on change. We just had a Bush.. so it's time for another Clinton, right? I only hope Jeb is prepared.

Most adults are not bright enough to think about who they are voting for, let alone children. Odds are an 11 year old knows more about civics than the average American adult. Having said that, I still think it was an amazingly stupid move on the kid's part, and his parents have undoubtedly brainwashed him (in the loosest form of the word) into the kid being politically active.

Does the kid not realize HRC wants to take away his games in the first place? Probably not.

@Austin Lewis

Too bad Hillary isn't the first to run for president.

The first was Victoria Woodhull in 1872, however it was illegal for her to run.

Another early claimant is Belva Ann Lockwood who ran in 1884 and 1888 on the Equal Rights ticket.

The first for a major party to be running for nomination was Margaret Chase Smith in 1964.

And the first African-American was Shirley Chisholm in 1972.

It's the kid's opinion, i get that, but... not only is he betting a substantial sum of money on what looks to be essentially two coin-flips of an election right now, but... i dunno, people that make this big a deal out of politicians just irritate me. They're important, yes, but... ugh.

The main thing wrong with this is that the primary campaign is over whether Hillary admits it or not so this money is just a waste. he should have donated it to something that matters like AIDS in Africa or Darfur relief or Salvation Army or pretty much anything but Hillary's lost campaign.

Children under 15 shouldn't be able to be involved in political stuff, it's just to play with voters emotions and this is bad. the democratic process should be rational.

I noticed the kid's last name is Hatfield. Do you think the McCoy's are Obama or McCain supporters?

First person to get the reference gets a cookie.

Eh I doubt he should of sold his bike. An 11 year old kid can only get around that way sometimes, especially in Towns and Cities. (Out in The country side you can't really ride)

But yes indeedy, someone should of mentioned it was Millions. At that age my mom wouldn't even let me trade my bike up, and when I got a new one like it or not, I couldn't get rid of that one and go back to the old one.

"Catboy J Says:
(Out in The country side you can’t really ride)"

say what?
i've ridden my bike all over out in my area, miles down to town, up dirt roads, across tressel bridges, down railroad tracks, and through the forests.
only time i ever needed to jump off is going up overly steep hills or going through swamps...

i agree though, shouldn't have sold the bike... i've never bought a bike in my life, anytime i wanted a new one i had to walk miles on down to the junk yard and loot parts to build one (assuming the dogs didn't chase me out first)
hmm wonder if i could make money doing that though these days... course i'd bet they have a fence around the yards now... heh i should go check just for fun.

I have a really good feeling that the parents had a deep influence on this. You remember when you were growing up? Would you have ever even considered doing the same on your own? What 11 year old even knows that they CAN contribute to a nominee like that? Did Bill Clinton JUST happen to be there? Just so he could have some kid give him this for Hill-dog? I think Mommy told him that he should help because she and Daddy are doing so much to support, and said that if he sold his video games and bike (way to remove his way to exercise AND have fun) he could help too, he felt like something great that would stand out. Well, while he did stand out, I agree with those that said...to what extent? If he did it without his parent's pushing him to (my money is on the idea that they did) then how long down the road does he start kicking himself, wondering why he even bothered? $400, while a nice gesture, would be like telling a cashier behind the counter to keep the change when you pay a dollar for something that is 99 cents. Nice gesture, but thats about it.

Now, if he did that and added a note saying "This is what I do for fun, and I figure if you win I won't get to play games or have fun anymore, so I may as well give you the money for my games before you take it from me anyway."...I say we pitch in and buy the guy the system of his choice and 10 games with it. One of which being GTA IV.

What a waste of money, considering she lost the nomination :)

@Belgarion89

That was made of Epic and Win. Bravo, good sir. Bravo.

Oh my mother truckin' gosh.This kid either doesn't know about the slaughter that occurred in North Carolina,or he is a complete and total idiot who's hoping for Obama to drop out.

Okay, WHAT THE FUCK!?

Ahh, the poor lad. I admire his willingness to sacrifice for an ideal, and I believe this quality will be a great boon to him in his adult life; but it is a poorly misguided notion at the present time. He really is too young to be involved in such a thing, and his parents are actually shameful for letting him do this to himself. Well...maybe. If it was their intention to create a publicity stunt, to draw media attention, then their actions are abominable. But if it was to teach him the value of sacrifice...whether that sacrifice leads to the desired end or not...then they are to be applauded.

So, really this whole issue depends on the intention of the parents, as that has a great deal of bearing on perception.

OH! OH! OH!

I got it!

The dude's parents FORCED him to sell all his stuff!

Though I do feel kinda bad for the kid(no use trying to save a ship that's pretty much totally in the water),he should have done a tad bit more research before selling all of his goodies and toys.If his parents really DID con him,when she(Hillary)does lose,and she most certainly will,they'll be ashamed that they coned their boy out of his stuff,and the boy will have the full right to be as pissed as hell.

Hey, it is the kids money. Let him waste it the way he wants.

If the kid is so smart, why not put his money in the bank instead of giving it to a losing candidate?
 
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