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

Kanye West announces presidential run
It’s time for a voter registration drive – Kanye West has declared his candidacy for president in 2020. Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards had the star artist accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. In his acceptance speech, he revealed the big news. He also mentioned that he “rolled up a little something” before taking the stage. […]
Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's VP
The list of celebrities aiming to be Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s vice president keeps growing. Former wrestler Hulk Hogan has joined his former WWE colleague Jesse “The Body” Ventura and actor Charlie Sheen in asking to be the billionaire’s running mate should he secure the GOP nomination. In an interview with TMZ on Saturday, Hogan […]
Damon: Snowden influenced 'Bourne' movie
Everyone is already excited about the new Jason Bourne movie and actor Matt Damon let a juicy tidbit slip about how much the world in the movie will have changed since the last installment in 2007. He told BuzzFeed that he and director Paul Greengrass would “revisit the idea” of making another Bourne movie every few years, but […]
Sheen weighs in on being Trump's VP
Don’t rule out a Trump/Sheen 2016 ticket just yet. Just as you thought that Donald Trump’s candidacy couldn’t get any more sensationalized, actor Charlie Sheen responded to fellow actor Owen Wilson comparing him to Trump. Sheen very epically, of course, responded on Twitter. Through his prose, he mentioned that Wilson’s comments were taken out of context, but […]
Owen Wilson: Trump is like Charlie Sheen
Owen Wilson might be a staunch liberal, but like the rest of the political world right now, he only has eyes for one candidate — Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. “Like everybody, I watched the GOP debates—and I don’t know the last time I watched debates,” he told The Daily Beast. “It’s usually almost like a football game—when […]

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2016

Willey: Hillary Clinton 'is the War on Women'
It’s not just the pro-life movement outraged by Hillary Clinton’s comments comparing pro-life Republicans to terrorists. Women who have alleged Bill Clinton harassed them are also taking issue. Kathleen Willey joined Aaron Klein Investigative Radio to share just how ironic Hillary’s statement was. After all, she “wrote the book on terrorizing women.” Kathleen Willey and her […]
Christie on Hillary: 'No one is above the law'
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) had some harsh words for Hillary Clinton and her former employer Sunday morning. The Republican presidential contender appeared on Fox News Sunday and discussed his Democratic opponent’s attitude and email scandal. “No one is above the law,” Christie told host Chris Wallace about her private server, which apparently stored emails […]
Dems defend Hillary's 'terrorist' comments
Will the Democrats always stick by Hillary Clinton? CNN’s State of the Union Sunday showed us they just might. Despite Clinton’s comparison between pro-lifers and terrorists, former Democratic National Committee chair and CNN contributor Donna Brazile defended her. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) called the comments “inappropriate, over the top, uncalled for.” Blackburn also accused Clinton of not living […]
Sanders: I have been 'strong' on guns
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is still attempting to silence critics who say the self-described socialist is too conservative on gun rights. In an interview with CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, Sanders said that he would be the best candidate to place new gun control measures that would prevent mentally ill people from acquiring firearms. “I do […]
Clinton denies making a Holocaust reference
Hillary Clinton is taking heat after her comments about the Republican immigration proposals were interpreted by many as a Holocaust reference. During the Democratic National Committee conference, Clinton was asked about how she would handle the immigration issue and she used it as a platform to slam GOP proposals that have been floated on the campaign […]

Policy

Could we actually see Obamacare amended?
It may seem like Obamacare is in the news every other day with Republicans trying to get rid of certain or all aspects and Democrats defending it as the law. But, if Congress were to vote on overturning the law’s expansion of the small-group market insurance, we might actually see changes in Obamacare. The National […]
Fla. Democrats reach for $15 minimum wage by 2017
Florida is the next battleground for the minimum wage, as a state Congressman is pushing a bill to get the wage to $15 hourly by 2017. Rep. Victor Torres in the Florida House filed a bill that will be addressed in the 2016 legislative session, according to the Daily Caller. State Sen. Dwight Bullard introduced […]
Jindal: Immigration about 'values,' not security
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is trying to find his own narrative on immigration between the security hawks like Donald Trump and the open-border wing of the party that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) represents. Jindal argued in a Sunday interview on ABC’s The Week that the most important feature of immigration should be assimilation […]
Obama supported part of Trump's immigration plan
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration plan involves deporting all illegal immigrants and then having the “good ones” — those employed and without a criminal record — be allowed back into the U.S. legally. The mainstream media and political establishment of both parties have called this plan “unrealistic” and accused the billionaire of wreaking “havoc” on […]
Court: Illegal immigrants have a right to guns
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that illegal immigrants have a constitutional right to bear arms, but still cannot own a gun because of other laws. That’s correct, America’s inalienable rights can be granted to non-Americans, and those rights can be halted by other laws. The Associated Press reported that Mariano […]