Actually what would be interesting, Ron Paul as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
I would say less changed and more refined. Barring some kind of huge shift like the movement of southern segregationists from D to R, I can't imagine ever voting Republican. There is basically no interest of mine that they represent. But I've certainly altered my views on a lot of specific issues, and that sometimes manifests in various third party votes.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Events of 2007-8 left no doubt that most Democrats WERE willing to save
the international economy from collapse and most of the Republics were
NOT willing to save it.
I also think there there should be higher income taxes, and I favor drastically
increased regulation of the financial class and its instruments, which puts me
at odds with the Libertarians, who I have no more use for than the Republicans.
I also consider Obama to have done a fine job considering the complete mess
he inherited (two wars and a tanked economy), and I think the economy would
be much better off if not for legislative sabotage by the Republican-controlled
House of Representatives.
I would rather be Libertarian Left than Democratic Party these days. Mostly due to gun and privacy rights. The problem is that there's never a candidate for high office in my group. So I remain a registered Democratic Party member and vote accordingly. I did vote that I'd changed, but maybe not so much after all. It's confusing at best.
The idea is that when people are young they are idealist. They think the world can be better, that the rich are somehow keeping the poor down, that people should be helped by the government, etc. When people grow older they learn that life is not fair, that hard work is how your make your life better and that you can't truly help someone by giving them what they need.
Of course, as someone that never was a liberal I don't happen to find much merit in the idea that idealism is a sign of someone with a heart, but just the sign of someone being foolish and naive.
When I first registered to vote I was a Republican, because my parents were. Within a decade or so, although I remained a registered Republican, I realized that I was voting for more and more Democrats, and my views on various ballot initiatives were split... sometimes I voted with conservatives, sometimes with liberals, depending upon the issue.
Somewhere in the '90's the partisan venom became untenable, with the first 4 yrs of Bill Clinton's term...a man I had not voted for, btw... being devoted to getting him out of office instead of governing the country. Pissed me off. I did vote for him the second time, and although I continue to this day voting equally for republican and democratic candidates, and voting on issues rather than ideologies, I became an Independent. I still am.
So I guess I actually "changed" my political affiliation once.