A Ron Paul supporter outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 29, 2012.

A Ron Paul supporter outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 29, 2012. (Dan Evans / Times Community News / August 29, 2012)

TAMPA, Fla. -- Though Mitt Romney was officially crowned the Republican nominee for president, supporters of Ron Paul refused to give up hope. Romneyville, a camp of sorts for protesters of the Republican National Convention, od made up with as many people who support the libertarian-leaning Texas congresssman as more liberal standard bearers. 

Supporters of Paul lined up outside the first of several checkpoints going into the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the RNC is being held. 

"Good luck with that," said one man, brushing by a Paul supporter holding a huge sign. 

"We don't need luck," said the supporter. "We have truth." 

-- Dan Evans, Times Community News
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