Ron Paul has ended Mitt Romney's three-year run as conservatives' favorite for president, taking 31 percent of the vote in the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual straw poll.
Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was never a serious contender for the GOP nomination.
Ron Paul will never be a serious contender for the GOP nomination. But his son Rand might be sooner than you expect.
UPDATE: Issue polls confirm gay marriage not at all important to CPAC attendees. It's gonna be a bright, bright, sunshiney day!