Jonathan Krohn, a star of the conservative movement at 13 years old, has switched political sides.

Krohn's 2009 speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) launched his celebrity status among conservatives. He was hailed as a future star of the Republican Party.

Now 17, Krohn told that he's not a conservative anymore.

“I think it was naïve,” Krohn said of his CPAC speech. “It's a 13-year-old kid saying stuff that he had heard for a long time. … I live in Georgia. We're inundated with conservative talk in Georgia. … The speech was something that a 13-year-old does. You haven't formed all your opinions. You're really defeating yourself if you think you have all of your ideas in your head when you were 12 or 13. It's impossible. You haven't done enough.” (Krohn's 2009 CPAC speech is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The former conservative prodigy told that he now supports equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples and described Obamacare as “a good idea.”

Krohn said being a social conservative “just didn't seem right to me anymore.”

“From there, it branched into other issues, everything from health care to economic issues,” he added.

Coincidentally, it was less than 2 weeks ago when comedian Bill Maher criticized conservative teens, including Krohn, saying that when a young person sounds exactly like an adult social conservative, then “maybe you should rethink the shit that comes out of your mouth.”