12-year-old goes viral for dissing President Obama, now wants to run for office

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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A 12-year-old boy in Georgia has one question for President Obama: "Do you really love America?"

Coreco Ja'Quan Pearson or C.J. became an Internet star when he made a YouTube video dissing the Commander in Chief. In the video, Pearson claims the president has a "downright hate for the American values our country holds."

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Pearson created his video after former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani came under fire for saying President Obama does not love America. Pearson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he agreed so strongly with Giuliani's comments, he decided to make and post his first ever YouTube video.

Since going live on Saturday, it's already garnered more than one million views.

"The support that I have received has been phenomenal," Pearson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I am honored that my message of patriotism and downright love for my country has had the opportunity to be shared by so many. I thank all of my supporters for supporting my video and making sure my voice is heard."

Pearson was just 5 years old when President Obama got elected. He calls himself a Republican who believes in "limited government, personal responsibility, liberty and freedom."

The 12-year-old now says he has serious political aspirations. He already has a public figure Facebook page, and says he may one day try to become governor of his home state of Georgia or maybe eventually run for president.

"Maybe it is best to be a political activist, maybe run for office," Pearson said. "I know that I do love America. It is the greatest country in the world, and it is time we started acting like it."

Pearson tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his parents support his political motives, despite themselves being Democrats.