Why Does Anybody Care About This Kid's Presidential Endorsement?

Rich Juzwiak · 12/09/15 06:49PM

CJ Pearson is, I guess, some sort of viral star because he used to say shitty things about Ahmed Mohamed and President Obama, and until very recently identified as a conservative at the age of 13. As recently as October, he announced that he was supporting Ted Cruz’s campaign for president, not that anyone should care since he is 13 years old, which guarantees that he 1) cannot vote in the U.S., and 2) will inevitably say stupid things. In fact, there’s a good possibility that he’ll only say stupid things. Children are the future in the future; in the present, their brains aren’t fully formed. CJ Pearson does not have a single opinion that couldn’t be better stated by someone older than him. A teenager with the ability to talk like an adult political pundit is a sideshow novelty, like a horse that “knows” arithmetic.