He asked me to watch 2 videos of and compare:
- 14-year-old Jonathan Krohn addressing CPAC this year
- 16-year-old William Hague addressing the Tories at their Party Conference in 1977
"I imagine that, in 1977, to make a speech at a party conference, you had to be quite well read in policy and political history. Today you can watch a few video clips and read a few blogs, then make your two-minute speech and get the video posted around...
People always find a bright young person appealing. If [progressive action group] MoveOn.org put up a 16-year-old liberal, we'd all be gooing and gaaing over it."