It’ll be interesting to see what happens to the mailing lists, interest and momentum once the Paul presidential campaign wraps up. Is there a libertarian Richard Viguerie who can turn all of those names and addresses into a lasting movement? Was the Paul insurrection indicative of a real interest in the ideas, or was it a serendipitous collision of candidate and current event?
Here are a few folks who could potentially inherit the Paul momentum in 2012. My favorites are Johnson and Smith, though there’s no indication either of them is interested.