The youngest Republican delegate
August 30th, 2012
12:08 PM ET
10 years ago

The youngest Republican delegate

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - One way or another, Evan Draim is the future. The 17-year-old Virginian is the youngest delegate to the Republican National Convention. He’s also one of the GOP’s emergent voices.

He’s passionate about America’s economic woes.


Filed under: 2012 • CNN Radio • Florida • Republican National Convention
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  1. gt

    hope he can find a job in 5 yrs...not many jobs for grads now....

    August 30, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |

    He's a delegate and not even legally eligible to vote.

    August 30, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Was he passionate when Bush lied us into two wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, and a $12 trillion national debt? He would have been 9 years old, so he may not have witnessed republican leadership.

    August 30, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    too bad he's in for a rude awakening when the thumpers tell him what THEY consider important

    August 30, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  5. T'sah From Virginia

    How young does the Republican Party needs to go and what point are they making? Most of these "kids" – like another young gentleman who spoke at McCain's convention – will flip when they realize what the real world is about. Even if the entire congress was 18 years old and had control of the house, like the Republicans now, still NOTHING will get done!!

    The only ONE thing I can say about young adults getting into politics is the fact that they have an OPEN mind and things like gay rights, pro-choice and other diverse issues will be "front and centered."

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 30, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  6. ST

    I am not quite sure whether he is fully aware what he is doing. If he is at his age, he couldn't be at the convention at this time!

    August 30, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. alien

    He will come to his senses when his brain finishes developing

    August 30, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  8. fernace

    Poor child! He was probably raised republican, but 1ce he learns a bit about the real world he'll realize he has choices, which his party is trying its best to squash! No women, school aged kids, government workers, gays, blacks, immigrants, poor, infirm, elderly & those not of the 1%, need apply! Wonder if he's on board w/that platform or if he still believes the lying hype, w/stars in his eyes!!

    August 30, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |

    Pell grant ,forget it kid !!!

    August 30, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  10. truth hurts

    He looks like a smart hard working kid. I'm sure he'll grow up to be one of the rich 1%ers some day so the losers in the country can attack and insult him while he pays for everything they have. That is if Obama doesn't destroy the country before then.

    August 30, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  11. Travis

    ...but had this been a 17 year old Democratic delegate attending the Democratic National Convention, everyone here would be fine with that, right? Regardless of political affiliation, we should at least give him credit for getting involved.

    August 30, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |