The day long Tampa rally in support of rogue Republican Ron Paul, just ahead of the Republican National Convention which Paul has spurned
, has now concluded. It marks a high-profile appearance by the libertarian icon some say
will be his last.
The event, which saw thousands in attendance chanting "End the Fed" and "Paul 2016," had a rocky moment or two - including a philosophical diversion
into the ethics of abortion that inspired "boos" from the audience - but all in all appeared to go off without a hitch (not that this author was able to attend, mind you). Following music performances by Paul-supporters Blues Traveler and the songstress behind Paul's official anthem, Aimee Allen
, the man of the hour finally spoke (indeed, he spoke for just over an hour). If you missed his speech live, you can watch it via C-SPAN
when it's soon made available.
Here's what a sampling of folks on Twitter were saying and/or reporting about the rally held at the University of South Florida's Sun Dome: