We all have episodes from our past that we would rather forget. For some of us, it's a childhood photo or a home video that makes us cringe. For others, it's an opinion quickly abandoned with age and experience. Unfortunately for 17-year-old Jonathan Krohn, the phase he'd like to forget is very well-documented. Krohn burst onto the public stage in 2009, when he gave an impassioned three-minute speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference
At just 13-years-old Krohn was dubbed the Republican party’s "wunderkind," publishing two conservative books, and hobnobbing with conservative stars like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh. Bill Bennett, former policy adviser to President George W. Bush, described Krohn as a "walking refutation of what the mainstream media says we are: pessimistic, old, relics of the past. You want morning in America? That's morning in America right there."
But today, just four years later, Krohn says things have changed. Krohn says he's not a Democrat, but he is for gay-marriage, pro-choice, and would vote for Obama in November — if he was old enough to vote.