The Ron Paul blimp won't be in Boston on schedule because of bad weather and problems affixing banners.
The airship was supposed to have been launched in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Monday and to arrive in Boston on Friday. But organizers say on their website that the launch is now scheduled for Friday morning, after a second banner is put on the side tonight. Organizers hope the blimp will be a big attention-getter leading up to the Jan. 8 primary in New Hampshire.
It's unclear whether the blimp will make its way up the East Coast in time to take part in a fund-raising event on Sunday that supporters of the iconoclastic Republican presidential candidate hope will set a single-day campaign cash record.
The blimp is supposed to dump tea into Boston Harbor to commemorate the 1773 seminal event of the American Revolution.
An online gambling site, betCRIS.com, is offering 2-1 odds that the haul will top $10 million, which would obliterate the record and be more than double the $4.2 million his supporters raised on Nov. 5 to set a Republican mark.