Caleb Bonham

caleb bonham

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

Oliver blasts mandatory minimums
John Oliver spent Sunday night highlighting the tragic effects of senselessly harsh mandatory minimum sentences–sentences, he noted, which were once enthusiastically pushed by Democrats like Bill Clinton. In one case, Weldon Angelos, a twenty-something nonviolent first-time offender, received 55 years with no parole for selling a small amount of marijuana to an informant, simply because he happened […]
Rodman endorses Trump for president
Most of Donald Trump’s former Celebrity Apprentice contestants have stayed silent on his presidential run, but Trump scored an endorsement from one star that’s just as controversial as himself. NBA champion and part-time North Korean ambassador Dennis Rodman tweeted out his support for Trump Friday. @realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need […]
Jeb needs help understanding Sharknado
Jeb Bush saw Sharknado 3 and now he’s just really confused, and has turned to the American people, begging “Please help me.” Needed a quick explainer on this #Sharknado3 thing @mcuban http://t.co/MfXqQBelbw— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 24, 2015 @mcuban @SyfyTV I already caught 10 minutes of it I don't know if watching more will bring additional […]
Jon Stewart raves about The Donald
Jon Stewart stumbles on the sad truth of American politics: anything that’s not a Donald Trump zinger is just, well, boring in comparison. “This guy is so much fun,” Stewart enthused. “Watching this man run for president, it’s like eating ice cream on  a roller coaster made of blowjobs.” He also had some fun imagining […]
Obama's final 'Daily Show' appearance
Obama has declared another executive order: “Jon Stewart cannot leave the show,” he proclaimed, during his final appearance on the Daily Show. “It’s being challenged in the courts.” Obama will no doubt be sad to see one of his number 1 fans leave the media—as a parting gift, he gave him a lengthy interview on […]

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2016

Carson won't live in White House if elected
Presidential candidate Ben Carson has an unusual plan to avoid political corruption — he won’t live in the White House. In a recent Facebook Q&A, he was asked how he would ensure that he would not become corrupted by power if he were to become elected. He responded with this potentially unfeasible plan. Carson also said that he would […]
Paul: Country can unite around defunding PP
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) believes that defunding Planned Parenthood is an issue Americans can unite on. “The time is now,” Paul said at Eagle Forum Collegians Summit last Thursday, “to say ‘you know what, there’s no reason for any more government money to go to Planned Parenthood.’” He said he knows a lot of pro-choice people who were […]
Hillary forgets she's not the only gal in the race
At a speech in Iowa Sunday, Democratic front runner and only female in her mind Hillary Clinton was quick to capitalize on her gender and summarize the GOP field as “those guys on the other side” before remembering that — oops — she’s not the only woman running for President! “Those guys on the other side, […]
Christie argues with man who challenges gun record
Chris Christie’s fiery side was back out on display at his latest town hall in Iowa. Christie, who has a “C” rating from the NRA, was challenged by a member of the audience on his gun record and the Republican presidential candidate didn’t take too kindly to the accusations. A man, who wouldn’t identify himself […]
Car dealership hits Trump piñata in new commercial
A California Nissan dealership is seemingly trying to appeal to its Hispanic customer base by going after Donald Trump…literally. In a commercial obtained by The Blaze,Nissan of Van Nuys general sales manager Martin Cuevas and another man are shown beating up a Trump piñata repeatedly while advertising a deal for a Nissan Altima. Trump piñatas have been […]

Policy

Judge orders release of immigrant children
A California federal judge ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a violation of a previous court settlement and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. The Obama-appointed Judge Dolly M. Gee of federal district court for the Central District […]
Perry wants people to bring guns to the movies
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) created a media firestorm on Sunday when he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that more people should carry their guns to movie theaters to prevent future shootings. Perry pointed out the fact that the massacre in Lafayette occurred at a gun-free zone, making the theater’s patrons a natural target for a […]
Rebel Wilson gets serious about gun control
Actress Rebel Wilson took to Twitter on Friday to discuss gun violence in America. The comedienne tweeted her reaction to the shootings in a Lafayette, Louisiana that left three dead including the shooter, John Houser. He suffered from mental illness and had a long history of criminal activity that included arson and domestic violence. He […]
Yet another Obamacare repeal vote goes nowhere
Yet another Obamacare repeal vote has gone down in flames. Senate Democrats blocked a largely symbolic vote Sunday that was attached to a three-year highway funding bill. The repeal attempt had always been certain to fail because it didn’t have any support from Democrats, The Hill reported. The final vote was 49-43 along party lines, with eight […]
Obama: Gun control his biggest disappointment

Of all his many woes, Obama considers his failure to pass gun control the greatest.