He still exists. (Jeff Haynes/Reuters)
Ron Paul’s top strategists are confused and frustrated that the wild enthusiasm they see at their campaign rallies and events is not translating into votes.
Thousands turned out to see the Texas congressman at events in Alaska, Idaho and North Dakota in the days before Super Tuesday. Paul said publicly and believed privately that he could win all three states outright. When the votes were counted, though, he finished third in Alaska and Idaho and second in North Dakota.
Paul may still emerge with a big chunk of delegates in the GOP nominating race, but the candidate’s much-hyped focus on caucus states has yet to yield an outright victory in any state.
Let me help out the Ron Paul campaign, because I'm so nice: Yes, your supporters are hardcore, they're rabid, they're passionate, they're committed. So much so, in fact, that every single one of them will walk through fire to attend a Paul rally.
In other words, those people you see at campaign events? Those are the votes you're going to get.
The only votes you are going to get.
Glad I could help!