Paul is also leading by a key measure of internet activity.
Paul’s odds of actually getting the GOP nomination are between 1-3% according to the market at Intrade.Com.
Still, when every other GOP candidate with better odds of getting the nomination is supporting de facto expansion of immigration, this puts Paul in a unique position to leverage the frustration with immigration expansion.
I have my reservations about Paul. Many libertarians like Paul seem to assume their policies will not result in increased concentration of wealth-and they often don't seem to have a plan to handle the situation if that isn't he case. I suspect if Paul were to listen carefully to fellow libertarian Charles Murray, he'd have much better chance of winning in a national election.