Rep Ron Paul (Republican-Texas) is ideologically a Libertarian (for example, he proposes to eliminate the IRS, along with most government services) who is tolerated, but not loved, by mainstream Republicans. His nickname, “Dr. No” (he is a medical doctor), alludes to his tendency to vote against bills that his colleagues support. (This included the Iraq war.) His candidacy is widely considered a long-shot. His supporters claim that he has been unfairly marginalized in the debates, and hope that Paul’s strong appeal to tech-oriented voters (he also opposes regulating the internet) may allow him to be heard anyway.
My colleague is a big fan, and talks about him all the time. So, what do you make of him? How do you think he is generally perceived by the U.S. electorate? And how well/poorly do you think he will do in the primaries and caucuses?