How do you report on a straw poll without mentioning who actually won it? How do you report on a straw poll and instead of the actual winner, you claim that some usual ass-puppet won instead?
If Ron Paul was a stalking horse for the bad guys, no way would they deliberately blot out any mention of him in the mass media.
The fact that they are terrified to even say his name is proof this guy is not one of their stable horses.
UPDATE : Diebold SQL Update statement wins! Surprise, the crypto-kosher candidate won, despite nobody knowing who she even was a few months ago! What a shocker! Let's hear a cheer for stealth database execution of SQL statements! Oh, and Ron what's his name was permitted to be second in order to avoid inquiries! How generous! Another victory for demmockrassy!!
Next news headline will be "RON PAUL DESPONDENT OVER LOSS AT STRAW POLL, SUFFOCATES HIMSELF WITH PILLOW IN HIS HOTEL ROOM."