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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Video- Despite Initial Skepticism Romney Opens Minds With Liberty U Commencement Address

By Susan Duclos

CNN's Political Ticker reports that despite skepticism when it was announced that Mitt Romney would be making a commencement address at the Christian, Liberty University, which was founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Mitt Romney built an inter-faith bridge with those in attendance.

Some students, such as J.D. Wilkinson, a worship and music studies major from Springfield, Massachusetts, told CNN that they liked that Romney spoke out on the same-sex marriage issue.

"This school has always been about being not politically correct, just saying it, just telling the truth how it is and I thought he did that," Wilkinson said. "I think that's fresh in today's world and I think that's needed."

Another, Michael Kildare, said he doesn't identify strongly with a particular political party but is open to hearing more about Romney after today's speech. Kildare, who is from Orlando, Florida, will return to his home city to take a job as a computer technician.

"I was kind of skeptical at first but he definitely said some things that I have to take into consideration," he said. "He's definitely a good candidate for the presidency and I definitely look forward to his other speeches and other campaign ideas."