It’s quite a cast of characters that seem to be leading the way for GOP 3.0. First, there’s Rush Limbaugh. What can I say about Limbaugh that won’t get me sued? Well, I’ll just take a few tidbits from his Wikipedia entry — he’s a college drop-out, and he’s pretty much been a radio talk show host since then. Not that there’s anything wrong with either of those things, but I hardly think it qualifies him to browbeat the GOP and the new RNC chairman, Michael Steele.
Not that I have any love lost for Michael Steele. When he was chosen to be the running mate of former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, he had no political experience — he’d been an attorney and later started a consulting business. Not especially the stuff that great political careers are made of.
Then, there’s the 14-year-old. I’m not sure who’s been brainwashing Jonathan Krohn, but I saw him on CNN after he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (yes, you heard me right) and he sure does have the talking points down to an art.
Now, I am a political geek from WAY back and my interest in politics did start in my teens, but I’ve never met a 14-year-old who really understand the minutiae of the conservative movement or Constitutional intricacies. He’s written a book they’re all hot about, Define Conservatism. He’s upset that people don’t understand. And he does? At 14?
Krohn is being touted as the next big thing among conservatives, Steele wants to remake the GOP and Limbaugh is being treated as the de facto head of the party. If Limbaugh, Steele and Krohn are all they’ve got, I’m going to sleep a little better in my progressive household for the next four years.