I have to say, the days that have follow the launch the most recent straw poll have been interesting and irritating.
I've received plenty of from Ron Paul's online army. Ironically, they all say pretty much the same thing and either have an attitude of faux naiveté, "I'm sure this was a simple mistake," or an angry tone demanding Ron Paul be included in the poll and accusing me of being biased, afraid, etc. etc.
Let's make this clear. Yes, Ron Paul was deliberately excluded from the poll for reasons stated more than once in the past. However, his exclusion has nothing to do with him, his candidacy, or his positions. Ron Paul's exclusion has everything to do with the actions of his supporters, and in one instance, a member of his campaign. I've received emails from Paul's supporters which are not only insulting, but harassing. Some have gone so far as to contact my web host by phone ... at his house. This is unacceptable and ridiculously inappropriate conduct.
The answer to this problem is very simple. Ron Paul's inclusion in the straw poll has been and will continued to be based solely upon the conduct of his supporters.
So, Ron Paul will not be included in next month's poll. If I or my web host receive one email or phone call from an angry supporter when the next poll launches, Paul will be excluded from the next month's poll, and so on.
Ron Paul's inclusion/exclusion from the straw poll is in the hands of his supporters.