Comment: It takes time and repeated exposure . . . .

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It takes time and repeated exposure . . . .

I was a long time straight ticket conservative Republican for many years. Back in 2008 when I heard (mainly second hand) what Ron Pauls positions were, I thought him 'kooky'. This was especially true regarding his national defense and drug legalization positions. I came around and in the last election supported Ron Paul.

Its likely that most people won't change a lifetimes worth of views after listening to one speech. People invest part of their identities in what they believe. Its tough to let go of that.

Since Rand did the speech at a university, the people in the crowd are younger. So, they may be more likely to question their past beliefs . . . if they can break past the 'liberal' collectivist social pressure.