Jonathan Krohn has appeared on Fox News, written a bestselling book, and calls Newt Gingrich a “good friend.” He’s also 14. But when Samuel Jacobs of the Daily Beast sat down with Krohn, he found someone who considers himself not a prodigy, but a pundit more serious than many in the right-wing media. “Sean Hannity is a very angry guy,” he says.
“Here’s the deal,” he continues. “I’m not like a lot of my colleagues who think President Obama’s goal is trying to harm the country. That’s insanity. That’s loony tunes.” He thinks Sarah Palin needs better-thought-out policies, and would like to see Mitch Daniels or his pal Gingrich run in 2012 instead. He speaks freely and eloquently about conservative principles, showing no teen awkwardness whatsoever—until asked about girls. “That is what we call a personal question,” he sputters.