Rand Paul is a bit boring for giving speeches. He leaves it up to the listener to glean the salient points, which is good for showing he's not simply trying to sell something, but at the same time he can lose the engagement of the audience a bit I think. That may be why some walked out early.
In the Q&A at the end though he did extremely well. That was more engaging.
If he would have shortened his speech to maybe 5 minutes of outlining his views and his purpose there, then went into Q&A I think more of the audience would have stayed.
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