The Iowa poll results took a while to sink in. Mitt Romney is leading in Iowa, but Ron Paul is well within striking distance of an upset win. The commentators are coming out of the woodwork to define Rep. Paul as someone on the fringes, but it may be too late with the Caucuses just a day away and everyone’s attention focused on the holidays.
Ron Paul may be the big wildcard in the election cycle, but not just because of this stunning poll result. The more he and his supporters are marginalized and underestimated, the more powerful they become. The game of expectations is clearly favoring a surprise on his part – and that could define the rest of this election season.