FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Two weeks from today we'll know the answer…but as of this moment, Ron Paul is the odds-on favorite to win the Iowa caucuses. And that has many mainstream Republicans positively apoplectic.
Despite being largely ignored by the mainstream media, the 76-year-old Texas congressman is at - or near –the top of polls in Iowa as we enter the homestretch in the first 2012 race for the White House.
What's refreshing is Paul has done it the old-fashioned way, with a consistent message and the best outreach operation in Iowa.
Andrew Sullivan writes for the Daily Beast that Paul is generating enthusiasm and support among young voters and Democrats and Independents... in other words, voters who could actually help the Republicans defeat President Obama in November.