The Associated Press: Paul a force in GOP contestSubmitted by the clover helix on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 00:30
"Ron Paul, antagonist of the Federal Reserve and advocate for the gold standard, probably won't capture the Republican presidential nomination. But with his libertarian leanings energizing a small though growing group of passionate conservatives, the quirky Texas congressman is proving to be a force in the 2012 contest.
Four months before the initial voting, Paul is having such a big impact on the race that some Republican operatives are convinced that he will play spoiler in important states, siphoning votes and attention from his rivals for months to come and helping determine the nominee."
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Update: SteveMT has found an extended version of the article at Huffington Post that is more exhaustive than the link I posted yesterday. Thanks SteveMT!