Ron Paul supporters are not ordinary supporters (PHOTOS)


Justin Roy, 22, of Springfield, MA, shows off his haircut in support of Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) after a campaign town hall meeting at the Church Landing at Mill Falls January 8, 2012 in Meredith, New Hampshire.


Chip Somodevilla

There are supporters. And then there are Ron Paul supporters. Click through this slideshow, and you'll see what we mean.

Paul supporters are fans -- super fans, really -- who do things like shave the name of their candidate into the back of their head. To them, it seems, Paul is not a candidate. He's a leader. A hero. A lifestyle.

The New York Times seems to agree. Covering the candidates' supporters in New Hampshire, The Times wrote:

By a big margin, the Paul Posse is the most devoted and passionate of any candidate crowd. They are less “supporters” than followers.

DISCUSSION: What's your take on Paul? Are you a supporter -- err, follower? If so, tell us what you admire or respect about him.

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