Ron Paul

Ron Paul's talks no longer draw the thousands of his stumping days, but he's hoping for a big turnout when he visits USF to deliver "a candid look at the American political system," according to USF organizers. The speech, free and open to the public, is part of the student-run University Lecture Series. USF said Paul will use anecdotes from his two decades in Congress to "highlight his views on the need for a limited government, more personal liberties and will advocate for liberty in politics."

Scenes From The Ron Paul Sun Dome Rally

Aug 26, 2012
John O'Connor / WUSF

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."