Three Simple Ways to Defeat Ron Paul
Ron Paul has three great weaknesses, and any politician running against him can easily defeat him.
# 1: Attack his foreign policy and economic ideas as naive and dangerous. This will deflect the fact that he predicted all the outcomes of the last 10 years AND deflect the fact that more active duty military members support him than all other Republican candidates combined.
# 2: Attack him as unelectable. This will make Republican voters wary as they consistently put "electability" not philosophy as their #1 reason in choosing a candidate. This also deflects the fact that Ron Paul garners more independent and Democrat votes than all other Republican candidates combined.
# 3: Attack him as a racist. This will allow potential voters to ignore the fact that he receives more black votes than all Republican candidates combined.
The beauty of the above 3 strategies is that you don't have to debate any specific issues. They are simple ad hominem attacks that allow the lazy American voter to come to a determination without exercising their brain. They are simple and fit well into the 7 second sound bite that news organizations now use to bring their audience the daily news. They can be used over and over again.