The gathering, held in a ground-floor meeting room at a Loring Park apartment building, was a modest affair. Fewer than a dozen people showed up--hardly enough to crowd a small tent, let alone the big canopy that has become the driving image of Republican politics since the November elections. Organizers, who had hoped for a larger turnout, speculated that the frigid weather kept supporters away. But Terrell Brown wasn't disappointed. "If we think we're going to change the party overnight, we're fooling ourselves," Brown says. "But I think things are... More >>>