Meanwhile, the other boring dwarfs running for the GOP nomination are all wrong on the war, wrong on spending, wrong on the role of government and wrong for America.
Even though he doesn't even show up in the polls today, and apparently has zero chance of winning, is it Ron Paul or Bust for the GOP?
Will TV-addicted Americans finally pay attention, take note, and stop making the 2008 campaign a name recognition farce? Will Ron Paul start out-raising the other candidates, and start making his own media noise? Is a Newsweek cover in the future?
Washington Post: Is Ron Paul the Howard Dean of 2008?
Among the Texas congressman's loyal, passionate, Web-savvy supporters, that's not a question. It's a statement -- and a semi-accurate one. Here's a very important similarity: Like Dean, Paul has been against the war on Iraq from the beginning, setting him apart from the rest of the GOP field.
And just as Dean's insurgent campaign effectively used the Web to raise money, rally its supporters and create buzz the year before the 2004 elections, Paul's campaign throughout the year has singularly relied on the Internet to fuel his engine.
All that popularity has translated to online money: $5.1 million in the third quarter, with at least 70 percent of it coming from online donors, according to Paul spokesman Jesse Benton. He raised about $3.1 million in the first and second quarters -- 80 percent of it from online donations.