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After quoting from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” he says, if there really were two paths, “I want to be on the one that leads to awesome.”

The video has had more than 6.4 million hits so far.

Among the people passing it around via Twitter were actor Nick Cannon; Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, N.J.; and Kaya Henderson, chancellor of the District of Columbia public schools.

The Monitor checked in with a third-grade class at Smithfield Elementary School in North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to get their take on the video.

Students in Heather England’s class won the “If We Were President” contest by education-servinces company Pearson with a video of a song they wrote, “Vote Me Maybe,” inspired by the election season.

The Kid President’s video was “great” because it sends the message that “it doesn’t matter who you are,… it’s what’s inside that counts,” says Davis, one of the third-graders, in a phone interview.

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