Evan Draim, 17, came to Tampa as the youngest delegate of the Republican National Convention delegates. He'll leave a media phenom.
Promoted heavily by the GOP as a fresh, young Republican face, the high school senior from Mount Vernon has had so many interview requests that he's needed two bookers: one to handle local media, the other national.
Yet Draim still managed to get double-booked one day this week. He had a lunch date with Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) scheduled for the same time as an on-air interview with Politico’s TV arm.
Draim’s engagement with Virginia’s second-highest elected official seemed to have slipped his mind until he ran into a Bolling aide at the Clearwater hotel where the state delegation was staying.
Maybe we could do breakfast instead, he said.
The aide said she’d get back to him.