From the article:
Paul, 72, will announce details for the rally Thursday at the start of the Texas Republican Convention in Houston.
The campaign hopes the daylong event will "send a message to the Republican Party," Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton tells the Tribune-Review.
"There is a growing surge of people out there just craving" for a return "to traditional American government, limited government that places personal liberty first and places an emphasis on personal responsibility and essentially gets out of the way after that," Benton said. "The buzz we get from supporters is that they are very eager to come to St. Paul and very eager to send a strong message."
McCain spokesman Jeff Sadosky declined comment. Paul has won 35 convention delegates, but was not invited to speak in St. Paul because he refuses to endorse McCain, according to his campaign.
According to a story on the Minnesota Public Radio website:
Minnesota Republican Party Chair Ron Carey said he's not concerned about the Paul rally. He said the election will come down to McCain or Democrat Barack Obama.
Yeah, right, King Ron Carey did everything in his power to block out Ron Paul and his supporters at the Minnesota GOP convention two weeks ago. Why did King Carey do that if he wasn't concerned. See here, here and here.