Ron Paul: My Revolution Is Not Over
Paul's rally is one of the few unscripted events surrounding the Republican National Convention which is being held a few miles away.
This speech was likely to be one of the last of Paul's political career — his campaign ends when the GOP formally nominates Romney and he is retiring from Congress this fall.
He promised his faithful to continue the movement.
"Ultimately, numbers do count. Numbers count even when they don't count all the votes. And we have the numbers!" Paul said. "A bunch of other people are joining us, and they're saying 'The Ron Paul people are right!'"
The speech brought the usual Paul themes: ending the Federal Reserve, pulling out of Afghanistan and Iraq, and legalizing of hemp, marijuana, and raw milk.
Paul's supporters had been waiting to hear him for hours, some impatiently booing other speakers.
"Everything that comes out of that man's mouth is gospel," Stephen Pena, a 23-year-old engineer from Houston, told The Tampa Bay Times.
"I'm in heaven today," said Lynette Rosinger, 63, who had waited for hours to get in to the rally.
Paul reminded his supporters that he wasn't participating in the Tampa events.
"I just got a call from the RNC," he joked during his speech. "They said they changed their mind. They are going to give me a speech. I can have an hour to say whatever I want — tomorrow night. Just kidding!"
Sources and more information:
Politico reports that some states with known concentrations of Ron Paul supporters in their delegations--Nevada, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Maine and Minnesota--are getting stuck in the cheap seats at the Republican National Convention that will, apparently, be happening in Tampa, Florida this week. Various Paul delegates in Tampa for the weekend...
An elated crowd warmly welcomed Ron Paul in Tampa this weekend before he gave his final speech this election season in an extreme libertarian gathering: "We are the Future Rally." In Paul's speech, he reiterated his common themes of liberty and limited government. He spoke confidently and enthusiastically to an arena packed with other faithful - ...
( via newsmax.com )
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