GOP Candidate's 'Economics for 5-Year-Olds' Generates Debate, Cash

Tuesday, 06 Mar 2012 04:02 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Some unfavorable reaction to the appearance of a Republican Senate candidate and his son on a national TV show lit up the Internet. On the other hand, the TV segment also brightened the Rhode Island candidate’s fundraising efforts.

Barry Hinckley told the Providence Journal that his campaign has reaped more than $100,000 since he and his son Hudson explained their video “Economics for five year olds” to Neil Cavuto of Fox News on Thursday.

Controversy erupted when viewers of Cavuto’s show noticed that Hinckley’s lips moved as his son answered Cavuto’s question.

Hinckley, who hopes to unseat Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, dismissed “conspiracy” theories that he had prompted Hudson and attributed the movement of his lips to nervousness.

On Monday, CNN’s Jeanne Moos asked Hinckley why he was mouthing every word his son said. Hinckley answered: “There were no conspiracy theories, no cue cards.”

The video, which Hinckley’s campaign uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 27, had captured more than 300,000 views as of today. Here it is:



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ex-Official: Defense Secretary's Skill Set Changing

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 17:07 PM

The skills needed to run the Defense Department have changed in the past two years since Chuck Hagel took the reins, say . . .

Insiders: Hagel Not the Only Problem With Foreign Policy Team

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 13:31 PM

Getting rid of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel isn't going to be the solution for repairing the problems with President Ba . . .

Sen. Portman on Prez Bid: 'Let's Legislate' Before Talking 2016

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 13:04 PM

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman pushed back on any suggestion that he is running for president, even as several headlines have sug . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved