Comment: Fear most likely.

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Fear most likely.

He started with the premise that he was entering hostile territory. Maybe not hostile to him personally but in the least, not warm to the GOP.

It was a mistake for him to highlight it, after all he was just speaking to a room full of fellow citizens who are students. No reason to be uncomfortable at all.

Hey, but at least he did it. Maybe next time he won't be as awkward.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo