While Paul’s base is a wide spectrum of support, there are a number of people who would fall into the category of hero worshipers.
In an interview with CNN, Paul says that sort of support makes him uncomfortable.
“I think they over-praise me at times,” Paul said. “I keep saying maybe they have been over starved because I don’t see my qualifications quite the way they do. They over-praise. It makes me uncomfortable, but obviously it pleases me.”
Though many see Paul as the figurehead attached to the movement, Paul says he sees his role in a lesser light.
“I am sort of like a spokesman for them,” Paul said. “I don’t call them followers. I call them partners in this because they understand the same thing that I understand.”