At last night's rally at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall on the University of Pittsburgh's campus, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul made it clear that he's still in the race, despite the fact that the media has blatantly ignored him amidst his ability to draw thousands at rallies across the country.
Last night was no exception, as 2,300 people gathered (during the Stanley Cup Finals, no less) to see the Champion of the Constitution spout his popular libertarian ideals, such as ending the Federal Reserve, reducing the deficit and protecting civil liberties.
Paul's campaign stop in Pittsburgh came at a crucial time-- just a few days before Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary. Though he hasn't been winning the popular vote in the primaries and caucuses, Paul's strategy to collect delegates has gone according to plan.
Paul did not seem at all discouraged at his standing in the race for the White House and even noted how much better his campaign is doing in this election cycle than it did in 2008.
The young people are catching on and the message is spreading like wildfire. Paul said he is encouraged because the young people are the ones who are going to make the changes in the future.
If only 18-30 year olds were voting, I'd win this election hands down, he said. Unfortunately, this isn't the case, but Paul is still hoping for a strong showing on Tuesday, even though he knows he's trailing Romney in the polls.
No matter what Tuesday's results bring, Paul's campaign and message of liberty will carry on and continue to attract the thousands of liberty lovers out there.
After all, as Ron Paul's favorite saying goes, no government or army can stop an idea whose time has come.