They are fighting to influence what the GOP will stand for in 2012 and going into the future. It's about time someone started worrying about ideas and what role we want government to play in our economy and in our lives. If Romney can be influenced by Paul, we might have a chance to make some headway in allowing economic liberty to thrive. If Paul does nothing else but shine a bright light on the Fed so that congress acts to demand tansparency, then he will be a hero. If Paul can get government to audit the military industrial complex and analyze the relationships between defense industry corporations and the Pentagon, and hawkish congresspeople, then he will be a sure enough hero. Paul is just the type of unlikely hero for which America is famous.