Michael D. Shear in the New York Times gave Dr Paul a nice write-up yesterday (11 Aug.) -
he noted that Paul is now better known than when he first ran for POTUS, and is on track for what could be a top-three finish at the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames on Saturday. Rival campaigns suggest they believe Paul might actually win the poll, given the strength of his support among libertarians, college students and an increasing number of traditional Republicans who are now beginning to agree with his longstanding criticism of the government spending and the federal debt.
Asked whether he felt a sense of vindication after preaching for years that the country was headed for a debt crisis, he said he wasn't raised to gloat.
So we shall see...Dr Paul brings to the table the fact that he has been proven right about things; this alone sets him above the others. And the fact that he is not making so much noise about it shows a sense of dignity necessary for a head-of-state.