Caleb Bonham

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Age

27

School

Colorado State University

Occupation

Editor-in-Chief, CampusReform.org

Twitter

@CalebBonham

BIO

Caleb Bonham decided to pursue a career in media and politics after being inspired by listening to the Rush Limbaugh radio show. His first big hit came while pursuing a career as a lobbyist, after a video he made mocking Sandra Fluke supporters at an Obama rally went viral online. Bonham went on to host the YouTube series “The Caleb Bonham Show” and recently moved to the Washington, D.C., area to take the position of editor-in-chief of Campus Reform. He is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and still hosts his award-nominated YouTube series.

 

Why is it important that at this particular point in time, right-of-center youth become involved publicly, whether in politics, media, their communities, or another capacity?

It’s important because we need leaders — young conservatives with hearts to serve and the courage to stand against progressive and liberal bullies. Right now, diversity of thought is crumbling in the classroom, individual responsibility is mocked on social media, and materialism is glorified in entertainment despite indisputable hypocrisy among the media elites. With all the technology at our fingertips, the opportunity for young conservatives to make a difference and bring accountability and change has never been greater. All it takes is a young leader with the strength of their convictions.

 

What must elected officials and others in positions of leadership do to make a right-of-center message resonate with the Millennial generation?

Be honest and open with the issues and actually answer the questions asked. Elected officials and others in positions of leadership need to abandon the talking points, speak from the heart, and stop being afraid of offending some people. If you are honest, hopeful, and reasoned with your message, it will resonate. The people you offend in the process were probably going to attack you anyway.

 

Where would you like to see the conservative movement in 10 years — and how can it get there?

I want to see the conservative movement less involved in politics and more involved in culture. The politics of power will always be corrupt. Conservatives need to connect with people in ways that are not overtly political, be it through movies, television, or music. Our content must be entertaining first and enlightening second.

Thirty Under Thirty – 2014

Polititainment

There's actually a Trump biopic
Funny or Die is a website usually known for its video clips which aim to be funny, as the name suggests. But on Wednesday morning they went all-out, with a 50-minute biopic of Donald Trump, starring Johnny Depp of all people. As of Wednesday morning, the video has over 57,000 hits on its website. The film, also […]
'Blurred Lines' model endorses Sanders
Bernie Sanders rallies just got a whole lot hotter — and it’s not because of global warming. Actress and model Emily Ratajkowski, made famous for the music video of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Ratajkowski posted a video to her Facebook showing her introducing the Vermont Senator at a rally in New Hampshire […]
Super Bowl 50 ad: 'Bud Light Party'
Things got a little political, well sort of, from Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen for Super Bowl 50. In light of the divide from Americans when it comes to politics, the two comedians declared they were forming their own political party, the “Bud Light Party.” The ad also featured actors Michael Peña, asking a crowded […]
Jesse Watters talks with Sanders fans
In the spirit of Bernie Sanders having “captured the imagination of some younger Americans,” Bill O’Reilly sent out Jesse Watters to talk to some of those younger Americans, at the University of Oregon, “to explore the Sanders phenomenon.” As is usually the case with Watters World segments for The O’Reilly Factor, the responses are both cringe worthy and hilarious. […]
'Lenny Letter' dismisses GOP women
While I consistently find myself stuck in an inner battle of liking HBO’s Girls and disliking its lead actress and writer, Lena Dunham, I nonetheless signed up for her “feminist newsletter,” Lenny Letter. I don’t disagree with Dunham on every single political issue, but I do on most and find her comments about the Republican […]

Video

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2016

Young people don't vote: Is it your fault?
Young people don’t vote, just like they don’t save for retirement at age 21 or worry about interest rates. That’s what they do because youth isn’t known to plan for the future. Short-term thinking doesn’t give way to wisdom until experience and age prevail. With the excitement of college, or newfound independence and new family […]
Sorry Millennials, DNC system rigged for Hillary
So far, voters have made their voice heard for the candidate of their choice in two states. In Iowa, Hillary Clinton only managed to beat Bernie Sanders with .3 percent of the vote. In N.H., however, she lost with 38 percent to Sanders’ 60.4 percent. Despite her razor thin win in one state and tremendous loss […]
Is Sanders redistributing wealth through campaign?
Bernie Sanders is known for his redistribution of wealth campaign. He won’t take money from Super PACs, and he’s lauded by many as running on anti-corruption. But, the Washington Free Beacon noted that, according to public records, Sanders has been sending money from his campaign and nonprofits to his family and friends. He may have already […]
Hey Media: Rubio is only 1 delegate behind Cruz
Despite the media obituaries for Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign, the delegate math tells a starkly different story. With the voting completed in New Hampshire and Iowa, Donald Trump leads the delegate count with 17 delegates, Sen. Ted Cruz is in second with 11 delegates, and Sen. Marco Rubio is in third with 10 delegates. Gov. […]
NH Loss: Hillary fans still denigrate young women
Much has been made about comments from older Hillary Clinton surrogates, Madeleine Albright, 78, and Gloria Steinem, 81. That Albright mentioned there was “a special place in hell” for the young women who didn’t vote for Hillary and Steinem suggested they supported Bernie Sanders to meet “boys,” did nothing to help and likely only hurt the […]

Policy

High costs of California drive away young families
The west has spurred young Americans to leave their homes for centuries; now, however, the young have started to flee California for better opportunities. It’s not the rich who want lower taxes who have left, either. Working young professional families, those at the prime of their earning power, have driven the out-migration, according to Real […]
Trump attacks Jeb! Bush over eminent domain
Donald Trump is serving Jeb! Bush a taste of his own medicine. The Hill reported that after weeks of Bush’s criticisms over Trump praise and use of eminent domain, the billionaire finally clapped back by accusing the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. “Eminent domain is a very important […]
Study: Income inequality drives Gen-Y 'narcissism'
Income inequality might be shaping the millennial generation and exacerbating a decades-long trend of narcissism. More income inequality correlates with higher self-regard among individuals, according to Live Science. Thus, as a wave of individualism-driven narcissism continues unabated in the United States, a greater inward focus in Americans continue. That doesn’t mean the terrifying image of […]
Thanks Autocorrect: Now millennials can't spell
A texting app turned off its spellchecker, and people became very lax with their spelling accuracy. When Blend, a group texting app, paused autocorrect for 72 hours, about one-third of all words were misspelled, according to News 1130. Blend has a heavily young user base, and “weird,” “definitely,” and Budweiser were victimized. Double-letter words, misspellings […]
Even Millennials see themselves as narcissistic
Millennials are much more self-aware than is generally assumed by their crotchety grandparents. They view themselves as more narcissistic than previous generations, but not as narcissistic than older generations think, according to Live Science. A new study fleshed out how millennials view themselves; unsurprisingly, “millennials do not appreciate being called narcissistic and entitled,” Joshua Grubbs, […]