The Ron Paul campaign has been the target of attacks from the establishment from day one. Media blackout, misrepesentation, personal attacks, changing rules to suit themselves, using strongarm tactics at conventions... these are all methods used by the establishment to prevent Paul's ideas from being heard.
At the National Convention this week, these attacks continued, as documented here:
Here is a report on the events at the Convention: Romney Nominated, Paul Delegates Walk Out
In the end, 190 delegates voted for Paul in the roll call - just under 10%, but a vast improvement on 2008, when Paul got just 15 delegate votes. See the Mises Wiki page where I have been tracking the results, for a breakdown by state and some analysis.
The question many people are asking now is: why did Paul fail to win the nomination? A better question in my opinion is: how is it that Paul was able to do as well as he did?
His campaigns in 2008 and 2012 have watered the withered tree of liberty like nothing before it - the Liberty Movement is stronger than ever.
Thank you, Dr Paul, and enjoy your well-earned retirement from politics.
We'll take it from here.