A friend of mine posted this video on Facebook, a thirteen-year-old kid addressing this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He’s even written a book. I was prepared to be impressed. And I was.
I was utterly blown away by the word salad.
Come on, people. Yeah, he’s a cute kid. Yeah, he has poise. Yeah, he can throw the buzzwords around. But do you really not understand that there was not one bit of content to anything he said?
You want to know what’s wrong with the “conservative” movement in this country? Try the fact that a thirteen-year-old on his way to an audition can engage an audience at the same intellectual level as the movement’s professional thinkers.
Of course, the kid did do one thing better than all the adults at the conference. He left early. Smart boy.