In the previous election cycle, Ron Paul supporters were also excluded from the convention proceedings, causing a backlash that ended up in the creation of a mirror convention in nearby Minneapolis, dubbed the “Rally for the Republic.” This year, however, there are MULTIPLE Ron Paul events, some only a few miles away. First and foremost is the Ron Paul Rally at the USF Sun Dome, where the candidate will be addressing his delegates and will be open to the public. The event is to take place for about 4 hours in the afternoon of Sunday August 26th.
The other major event is Paul Festival http://www.paulfestival.org, a weekend-long festival being held at the Florida State Fairgrounds celebrating the founding father of the liberty movement and his contributions to the most vibrant segment of the GOP (tickets available at http://www.itickets.com/
"Considering the economic plight that the country is in, we feel that it is imperative to promote real, substantive change and do everything we can to maximize the presence of our movement in Tampa to support Dr. Paul. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to attend, show our numbers, and celebrate Ron Paul’s legacy through the great speakers and bands we have lined up for the event." said spokesperson Tracy Diaz.
In addition to these events, thousands of Ron Paul supporters are organizing affordable travel to Tampa via the convoy routes set up by "Ronvoy" http://ronvoy2012.eventbrite.com, "Rides for Ron Paul" http://www.ridesforronpaul.com/
Following up after Paul Festival is the Veterans for Ron Paul's March on the RNC http://ronpaulisthechoiceofthetrooops.com, with nearly 800 supporters registered to participate. Organizers for the Veteran's March also have a plethora of events planned at "Camp Liberty", a seven-day camping event.
With the confluence of events and the convergence of the nationwide Liberty movement, supporters are primed to give Ron Paul and his legacy an unprecedented and unforgettable celebration.