Ron Paul hosted a 6-hour rally in Tampa on Sunday that made no mention of Mitt Romney, Politico reports. Paul, who fell short of the five state delegations he needed to be nominated at the Republican convention, gave a lengthy speech on issues ranging from ending the Federal Reserve to drinking raw milk.
The rally, which was held at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, included a message of hope for the future, according to the blog. Paul's speech referenced the 33 college campuses he spoke at, indicating the significant presence of youth among his supporters. His campaign reported 10,000 people among the audience at the rally, though reporters on the scene said the number seemed a little inflated.
Paul's official speaking slot at the convention Monday night is canceled because of the storm, but his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will speak on Wednesday.