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Jul 02, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Whoops!

CPAC's boy wonder swings left


Rut row, George! Looks like the Far Right just lost one of their poster boys.

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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.
The young Mr. Krohn sounds far more mature than many others I know who are decades older. The following quote from the Politico interview pretty much sums it up:

Quote:
The issues are so complex, you can’t just go with some ideological mantra for each substantive issue.”
Read the entire article: http://www.politico.com/news/stories...#ixzz1zW2TjWCX
Jul 02, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Who?
Jul 02, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by UlteriorModem
Who?
Me thinks the desperation to find good news from the campaign of "hope and change my dirty diaper" has set in pretty deeply if this is the kind of stuff they are hangin their hats on.
Jul 02, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Currently 16-17 and doing great.
Good for him.
Jul 02, 2012, 09:02 PM
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We lost a 17 year old? He hasn't even voted yet.
Jul 02, 2012, 09:08 PM
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I'm no political junkie but even I know who Jonathan Krohn is from his CPAC speech.
Jul 02, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by herrmill
I'm no political junkie but even I know who Jonathan Krohn is from his CPAC speech.
Never heard of him.

Looks like he's not really the conservative's poster boy you paint him to be.
Jul 02, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by herrmill
The young Mr. Krohn sounds far more mature than many others I know who are decades older. The following quote from the Politico interview pretty much sums it up:

"The issues are so complex, you canít just go with some ideological mantra for each substantive issue.Ē
It's funny that he should say that, and then join a party with an ideology that does EXACTLY that.
Jul 02, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Try googling his name. Better yet, try reading or watching something besides Fox. Actually, am surprised you didn't see him on Rup's channel.

From Wiki:

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Jonathan Krohn (born March 1, 1995) is an American author who wrote the book Defining Conservatism and gained national attention when he addressed the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference at age 14. A resident of Duluth, Georgia, Krohn became interested in politics at age eight after hearing about a Democratic filibuster on judicial nominations in the United States Senate. In 2006, he was voted "Atlanta's Most Talented Child" by Inside Edition. Krohn used his savings to self-publish his book, in which he sought to outline core conservative principles.

Krohn convinced skeptical organizers to allow him to speak for three minutes at the CPAC event on February 27, 2009. His speech was very well received by the audience and later gained popularity on Internet websites like YouTube, garnering Krohn attention on national news programs on CNN and the Fox News Network. In 2009, he was a finalist for Time magazine's Time 100 for the year. His second book, Defining Conservatism: The Principles That Will Bring Our Country Back, was released on February 9, 2010.[3] In 2012, Krohn openly declared he no longer held conservative views.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Krohn
Jul 02, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I notice that he's still hawking his book, Now would being two-faced be the mark of a neo-liberal?
Jul 02, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by herrmill
Try googling his name. Better yet, try reading or watching something besides Fox.

From Wiki:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Krohn
Yah anyone can speak for three minutes at the CPAC.

Marjoe Gortner used to be a preacher, so what? Anyone can lose their marbles, and turn to the Dark Side..
Jul 02, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Yea, I hear his next book is titled I Was Abused by Newt: Confessions of a Conservative Altar Boy.


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