Here's the problem: most people get their information from MSM and, for whatever reason, the MSM has decided that Ron Paul is a non-candidate unworthy of coverage.
As the primaries continued, and the MSM continued to not even include Ron Paul's numbers, less and less people "bothered" to vote for him thinking
it was a waste.
Now, Romney is the guy whether anyone agrees or not.
The real conundrum follows:
If Paul runs as an Independant, it all but ensures Obama is the winner. Romney and Paul will split the vote (most likely Tea Party vs. Moderate
Republicans) and leave Obama enough to win. (think: 15% Paul, 35% Romney, 50% Obama as an example).
The bottom line:
I am, at all costs, voting against Obama and even though Paul is my choice, I know he doesn't have a shot of winning. Too many Republicans will vote
for the Republican nominee period. I hope Paul drops out completely simply because my biggest fear is another four years of growing government,
increased deficits, bailouts for all, and even longer unemployment benefit extensions, etc.