Ron Paul’s improbable revolution rumbles through Missouri tonight.
The Texas congressman will bring his still-breathing presidential campaign — which won almost a quarter of the votes in this week’s Idaho Republican primary — to Branson for an evening rally and speech coinciding with the dinnertime kickoff of the state GOP gathering in another part of town.
The campaign’s goals: Make sure locally elected Paul delegates are seated at the convention Saturday. Try to grab at least some of the 28 available national convention delegates for Paul supporters. Improve the state party’s platform and rules.
And keep the revolution alive.
“I’ve heard of the obstacles that you have faced in your efforts to represent Missouri at the Republican National Convention,” Paul told supporters in a YouTube video that announced his speech. “Our founders overcame all manners of roadblocks on their way to independence, and I am confident that you will emerge from these challenges even more prepared to reclaim our republic.”
It’s a message Paul and his supporters have repeated in states such as Washington, Nevada, Maine, Minnesota and Missouri in recent weeks, with varying degrees of success.