"99% of those RP votes weren't going to Romney"
This just isn't true. DP people and those who worked for RP's campaign surely, but we do not amount to half the votes RP got in the primary. Many of those who voted for RP went to Romney or (to a lesser extent) Obama in the general.
Big fact we all need to recognize going forward: There are many more people out there who merely support many of the policies Ron Paul advocates than actually buy into the philosophy of liberty. This majority will only vote in the general election for a liberty candidate they think can win. They are not going to log a protest vote so long as they can still discern a "lesser" of the two evil choices.
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