Jonathan Krohn took the political world by storm at 2009’s Conservative Political Action Conference when, at just 13 years old, he delivered an impromptu rallying cry for conservatism that became a viral hit and had some pegging him as a future star of the Republican Party.
Now 17, Krohn — who went on to write a book, “Defining Conservatism,” that was blurbed by the likes of Newt Gingrich and Bill Bennett — still watches that speech from time to time, but it mostly makes him cringe because, well, he’s not a conservative anymore.
So, where does he now stand on say, gay marriage and Obamacare?
Gay marriage? In favor. Obamacare? “It’s a good idea.” Who would he vote for (if he could) in November? “Probably Barack Obama.” His favorite TV shows? “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” His favorite magazine? The New Yorker. And, perhaps telling of all, Krohn is enrolling this fall at a college not exactly known for its conservatism: New York University.
Oh dear! How could this have happened? Why did he ruin his CPAC loving reputation? Why did he ever embrace the conservative agenda? According to Krohn...
“Come on, I was thirteen,” he said. “I was thirteen.”
Indeed Jonathan! But, should I hold we hold this kid up as a Liberal icon? C'mon, he's seventeen! He's seventeen!!