Ron Paul: Our Last Best Hope
Ron Paul is the greatest living American, and he's gaining momentum; that means hes also picking up criticism from those cynical, "battle of who could care less" types. The people who's singular goal in life is to not look stupid.
It always happens that way. The more popular the fringes get, the more the mainstream believers want to "expose" them. this is true in anything, not just politics. its not a conspiracy or some complex plan, its just that there are always those people who want to seem the smartest and the most knowledgeable by virtue of being against the fringe or being the first to reveal some great truth or hidden fact showing how the fringes "aren't what they seem".
and they think:
"the fringes MUST be wrong, because they're outsiders, thats why they're there. the mainstream may have its problems, but thats what works, the proof of that is...well...because thats the mainstream. its worked before, so it must be right, therefore the opposite must be wrong."
so without looking at the issues, without an open mind, they search and search for something negative. trying to be the first ones to find that inevitable nugget of info that shatters the beauty of the non-mainstream. they know its there, it has to be, so they never stop searching until they finally find something, and then they declare that as the final word.
"oh, here it is!...an obscure quote showing how he hates the Chinese...i knew it all along. you see, hes not perfect, hes a monster. it was all lies because of this new fact. you were wrong to ever stop trusting the mainstream. you fools. welcome back, don't ever lose faith in the machine again."
and some people do go back to the mainstream, and they become the strongest proponents, because they never want to be made to look silly again.
Those types have already invested so much energy in mainstream politics that they have to find something, some type of flaw in Ron Paul, they can't stop now just because they're wrong.