If they fail to back Ron Paul, which it appears they will...no matter how forgetful Perry is, or how crazy Bachman is, or how lecherous Cain is, or how adulterous Newt is, then Ron Paul will run on a third party ticket. He has already been offered the libertarian slot. If Ron Paul runs under a third party banner, it stands to reason he will siphon a good chunk of votes away from whichever nightmare GOP candidate gets anointed... guaranteeing Obama another four years. So, my question for the GOP party faithful is this, how retarded is the GOP? Oh, and you have to love CNBC taking down poll results that contradict their narrative. If ANY other candidate had won their poll it would have been hailed as an indication of that candidate's strength. When Ron Paul wins, it's gamed. I'd laugh heartily if it wasn't our country at stake. Funny to watch CNBC take after Fox News like this. From CNBC: "We had a poll up from our Republican Presidential Debate asking readers who they thought won. One candidate was leading by such a margin that it became obvious the polling wasn't so much a reading of our audience, but of the Internet prowess of this particular candidate's political organization. We have therefore taken the poll down." This is what I meant when I asserted there was an open "corporate" media conspiracy (yes, I used the word conspiracy) against Ron Paul. This is another example.