Ron Paul urges his followers to stay engaged in GOPSubmitted by DeMolay on Sun, 08/26/2012 - 19:48
TAMPA – Rep. Ron Paul is entering the twilight of his political career, but for the masses he inspired — the liberty movement marches on.
Thousands of the Texas Republican's followers filled the University of South Florida's Sun Dome to hear Paul speak on the eve of the Republican National Convention, a backdrop that served as a reminder for Paul's unsuccessful presidential campaigns and the reality that he is unlikely to seek the office again.
"It's just been great the experience I've had these past five years," Paul said. "The people now are waking up and realizing the failure that we have and why the ideas we have are coming about." He offered a forward-looking message to his supporters, encouraging them to continue until their views are the GOP mainstream. "We'll get into the tent believe me, because we will become the tent eventually," he said.