OCCUPATION: U.S. Representative, former presidential candidate
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: With his antiwar, antitax platform, the Texan became an unexpected Internet phenom, using the Web to raise as much as $6 million a day. And now that we think about it, we probably should have taken his advice about gold.
CON: For all his fundraising acumen, the media never saw Paul as anything more than a fringe player.
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