The new primary schedule was supposed to be a major reason Paul would do well: "With the compressed primary calendar, there should be several pro-war candidates splitting the vote in the early critical primaries. Thus, Ron Paul’s antiwar stance is not an obstacle to his nomination."
Well, it was until he didn't do well, after which it turned out to be a plot to stop Ron Paul (and other minor candidates): "By front loading the primary process, the Beltwayites have given the electorate the ‘bum’s rush’, evincing an air of inevitability for their chosen candidates. "
Those clever Beltwayites! They lured Paul into a false sense of optimism and then bum rushed him.
Also, it is reported that thousands of ballots in Washington state are invalid because the voter did not commit to a party on the ballot. Pretty straightforward, you'd think? There's either a signature on the GOP line, a signature on the Dem line, or no signature, right? And anyone could check these ballots to make sure valid ones weren't being tossed.
Well, it's not so simple if you suffer from Paulanoia! Oh no, this is actually an effort to throw away all of the Paul ballots, and the signatures are just an "excuse"!
And Paul's name? Well, he was actually born with a first name and a last name, but the Beltwayites altered his birth certificate to give him two first names, knowing that would damage his chances for winning the presidency 72 years later.