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4-Year-Old Bawls In YouTube Video Because He's Too Small To Be Governor Of New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ (CBSNewYork/AP) - Watch out, Governor Christie, you may have some competition.

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A clip making the rounds on YouTube features 4-year-old Jesse Koczon.

"Everyone tells me I'm too small to be the governor of New Jersey," sobs Jesse. He goes on to explain he already has the education to be governor.

The clip was shot in 2009. His brother Brandon seems to share his political acumen, correctly identifying Arnold Schwarzenegger as the governor of California (he was in office at the time).

For his part, Christie took to Twitter to try to reassure the boy. "Don't worry Jesse, people gave plenty of reasons why I couldn't be Governor, though being too small wasn't one of them," Christie tweeted.

Jesse may be sobbing in the video, but the family might be laughing all the way to the bank: the clip won $10,000 on "America's Funniest Videos" in December.

Jesse's political future may also not be too bright with some voters: in the video he answers "yes" when asked if he'd raise property taxes.

Any messages for Jesse? Does he have the education to be governor, as he says? Sound off in our comments section.

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