But the thing about Krohn and his cohorts is that they are unexpected and, well, rather charming. The GOP loves adolescent pundits because they’re one of the few segments of the party’s fan base that are naturally fresh-faced, innocent, and attractive. America expects CEOs or older white men (people like the ghoulish House Minority Leader, John Boehner) to speak for the Republican Party. (The Republican Party has actively tried to counter this perception, which is why outliers like Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and Michael Steele have recently been raised to national prominence.)

So why not try to burnish the party’s image by bringing some new (and uncontroversial) voices into the fold—even if they are a little silly, or if their message is a little simplistic, or if they are fourteen years old? With the Republican Party stinging from its recent losses, Meghan McCain isn’t the only one who wonders if maybe America is a little sick of hearing from Ann Coulter. And, when it comes right down to it, Jonathan Krohn makes just about as much sense as she does.

Daniel Luzer is web editor of the Washington Monthly.