Back in early 2011, 14-year old Jonathan Krohn was considered by Fox News to be a "political prodigy" and perhaps even the next Sean Hannity. On March 3, 2011 the 14-year old made an appearance on Fox & Friends where the Three Stooges (Steve Doocey, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade) referred to him as the future of the GOP and equated his level of intellagence with his conservative idiology.
Steve Doocy was the first to jump in and asked the 14-year olds to explain how the republican party can resurrect itself. Krohn offered a litney of parroted talking point regarding conservative principals. Towards the end of the video below, former beauty queen Gretchen Carlson comment that Krohn "has the whole political spin down." which stands out even more today since Mr. Krohn has taken a sudden left turn in his political thinking.
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.
“I think it was naive,” Krohn now says of the speech. “It’s a 13-year-old kid saying stuff that he had heard for a long time.… I live in Georgia. We’re inundated with conservative talk in Georgia.… The speech was something that a 13-year-old does. You haven’t formed all your opinions. You’re really defeating yourself if you think you have all of your ideas in your head when you were 12 or 13. It’s impossible. You haven’t done enough.”
Needless to say, it is very doubtful that he will be invited back to Fox & Friends for a followup interview.
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