Meet the Right's 14-Year-Old Superstar
Jonathan Krohn thinks most of his pundit peers act like kids
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 17, 2010 11:09 AM CST
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(Newser) – 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.

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Feb 18, 2010 10:45 AM CST
Good points, both. However, I have always found it absurd that there is some invisible line in the sand that marks when you are allowed to be taken seriously. This kid is forcing the issue, and until he proves himself less than capable, dismissing him for his youth is freaking insane. How many adults do you know who can write a coherent book? He clearly has something to say, the intelligence to back it up, and the political smarts to capitalize on it. Saying what he *should* be doing at 14 is ludicrous; this is what he *is* doing.
Feb 18, 2010 3:00 AM CST
The left's sheep will trash this kid because he's conservative, but good for him for being a thinking one. He's spot on about Obama, Palin, and Hannity. And he IS acting more grown up then Hannity, Olbermann, Schultz, Limbaugh and the rest of that slime. Mitch Daniels and Newt Gingrich are both respectable and well thought-out choices. It's good to see there are conservatives out there, even if they're too young to vote, that haven't drank the kool-aid that so many, on both sides, have in this country.
Feb 18, 2010 2:43 AM CST
Did you go to my school?