Less than 12 miles away from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Texas Rep. Ron Paul gave an impassioned farewell speech to about 8,000 raucous supporters at a farewell rally Sunday night where he declared the so-called Ron Paul Revolution was not over.
"It made the paper in Washington that the revolution wasn't happening," Paul said as fans chanted "President Paul!" at the University of South Florida's Sun Dome on Sunday with a rock star fervor. "Don't they only wish."
For rally organizers the real message was simple: the Republican Party needs new ideas—and the droves of young voters and libertarian supporters can help guide the party to its "true conservative" principles and to attracting Latinos.