It's actually even worse for the registrant than that.
Prior to January 2008, RonPaul.com was owned by a guy named Ron Paul (just not the famous Ron Paul). He sold it on eBay for $25,000 in Jan '08.
There is no doubt whatsoever that at the time RonPaul.com was purchased on eBay that it was done knowing that the value came from Ron Paul the politician running for President.
The domain registrant dug himself in even further by running a fan site on the domain.
He had two options: to use RonPaul.com to run a fan site as a supporter OR to run RonPaul.com without any connection whatsoever to the famous Ron Paul.
Instead he tried to do both which is now why this likely will not go his way.