according to Brian Doherty. There were about 3.5 million votes separating Obama and Romney. Maybe Ron Paul would have beaten Obama, maybe not. But, 61 million people voted for Barrack Obama last November. There aren't very many of them that would vote for Rand Paul. The question is: can we find at least 65 million people who would? Because that's about how many it would take to guarantee an electoral win against the 2016 Democrat.