The weirdest political interview you’ve ever seen…

A senate candidate does an interview… with his five year old son. Via BoingBoing

Watch the father’s lips when his kid talks. I don’t know what is going on here, but Mediaite offers three explanations:

1. That the boy has a earphone in and his dad is telling what to say and, for some reason, thinks he’s a much better ventriloquist than he actually is.

2. That Hudson’s responses were all scripted and Hinckley can’t help but mouth his brilliant dialogue.

3. Hudson is actually some kind of AI-style android that is being controlled by its “father.” Either way, this video is absolutely insane

A fourth possibility is that the dad is nervous about what his son is going to say, and he is echoing the kid’s replies, in a sort of Clever Hans kind way. Please offer up other possibilities in the comments.

2 thoughts on “The weirdest political interview you’ve ever seen…”

  1. I think this is a form of child abuse. Watch the boys eye movements and his denial of his father’s opinion. He is then completely over-ridden and his experience denied by his father. The child appears to be displaying a lot of conflict. How awful to have to rely on this adult for your support and nurture. I seriously believe this child should be removed from his apparently manipulative father who only believe in his own outcomes.

    1. I agree totally. It is often okay for family to be involved in politics (appearing on stage etc), but this really is a step too far.

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