Ben Darrington, the Yale Austrian who won the 2007 Douglas E. French Prize, was recently quoted in Time:
"He's [Ron Paul] about something that American nerd culture can get on board with: really knowing one subject and going all out on it," says Ben Darrington, a Ron Paul supporter at Yale. "For some people, it's Star Wars. For some people, it's Japanese cartoons. For Ron Paul, it's free-market commodity money."
He might as well have been talking about Austrian economics in general.