Naturally, their story changed as his popularity began to spill over into the mainstream media. "There is no question that his crackpot supporters are spamming online polls. That's how pathetic and desperate they are."
But then came Paul's November 5 donation surge: over $4 million. That's the most money raised in 24 hours by any Republican candidate during this campaign. Until now, Mitt Romney held that record by raising around $3 million on January 8 of this year. After such a stunning performance, even the major news outlets could no longer ignore Ron Paul.
So, what theory will be floated next? I think we will start hearing that Paul is being supported secretly be rich Democrats who see this as an opportunity to sabotage the Republicans' chances next November. I also think the reich-wingers will fall all over themselves trying to prove it, while virtually ignoring the fact that Hillary Clinton has already received money from foreign special interests.