Depth of Paul supporters could make difference in IowaSubmitted by Bob-45 on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 00:11
By Shannon Travis, CNN Political Reporter
updated 5:11 PM EST, Mon January 2, 2012
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) -- In the sport of presidential politics, Republican candidate Ron Paul has an impressive ground game, a robust team of staffers and volunteers in Iowa and beyond.
His supporters' intensity and loyalty are unmatched by those of his rivals. At Paul campaign rallies, the size of his crowds leaves other campaigns envious. And, in terms of social media, Paul benefits from a legion of users who are on offense spreading his message and play defense when he's attacked.
At one of several planned stops across Iowa on Monday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul -- campaigning with his father -- asked a cheering, overflowing room of students, "Anyone want government out of your business?"