At 2009’s CPAC conference a 13 year old kid named Jonathan Krohn stole the show, winning the praises of conservative thought leaders like Ohio’s own “Joe the Plumber.
At the time we may have mocked the young Krohn a little for his fanatical dedication to the conservative movement and his ability to spout their talking points with such ease.
At the time we may have made a few jokes about how “sharp” Joe the Plumber (aka Samuel Wurzelbacher) seemed to think this kid was.
But oh what a difference 3 years makes.
Jump ahead to 2012 and Joe the Plumber is now running for Congress (seriously!) on a platform that appears to be focused on claims that gun control caused the holocaust and other such nonsense.
Krohn, unlike Wurzelbacher, seems to have grown up a little.
Back in 2009, the young Krohn proudly declared he would “love” to see Mitt Romney run for President.
But Politico reported today that the 17 year old Krohn now admits he was a pretty “naive” 13 year old. Krohn not only has matured to support same sex marriage and “Obamacare”, he now says he supports President Obama over Mitt Romney in November’s election.
“A lot of what I said was ideological blather that really wasn’t meaningful”, claims Krohn.
We wholeheartedly agree.
Hopefully more young conservatives take Jonathan’s lead, and realize that “the issues are so complex, you can’t just go with some ideological mantra for each substantive issue.”
Unfortunately for Mr. The Plumber, that ship has already sailed.