U.S. Rep. Ron Paul wrapped up his third presidential bid at a rally Sunday.
Thousands filled the Sun Dome on the University of South Florida campus to listen to Paul speak for more than hour.
Paul told the faithful not to give up even though Republicans have tried to shut him out.
"We'll get into the tent, believe me," Paul said of joining the GOP 'big tent' philosophy, "because we'll become the tent.
"So this to me is exciting with the energy that we have," he said. "It seems to me that they would be begging and pleading for us to come into the party."