The Ron Paul Phenomenon
Gets a good going over from Wired
"The people who are actually working for the campaign are a little overwhelmed with what's happening," says Alex Wallenwein, a supporter who organized two of the 362 Meetup.com groups dedicated to Paul.
To many immersed in the political blogosphere, Paul's passionate supporters seem to be everywhere at once. Editors of political websites are inundated with angry e-mails demanding they devote more coverage to Paul. Blog posts that criticize Paul are often followed by hundreds of livid comments from his fans. Most frustrating to those not on board the Ron Paul bandwagon, he routinely ranks first in online presidential polls on sites ranging from CNN.com to niche political blogs.
But inevitably comes reality:
Conversely, Paul rates in the low single digits in scientific telephone polls and few political pundits afford him any chance of winning the nomination. When the editors at National Journal's The Hotline compiled their well-respected White House 2008 Rankings in May, they put Paul in last place among the 12 Republicans running, tacking on a fed-up message to his fans: "Just please stop e-mailing us."
Paul gets huge support from the moronic "Truthers"; check out the spelling on some of the angry comments on the Wired article:
First of all, could someone plaese explain to me what the heck is ment by the fallowing qoute taken from the above article?
This piece just makes me angrier and strengthens my resolve to tell all my friends about Ron Paul. And it definately puts Wired into the "them" camp as ...
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