For those of you who have kept up on Google Insights during this campaign have noted that "ron paul" has generated by far more interest than "barack obama" until the 14th of May of this year when the campaign announced:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republi...ndidates,_2012"that he would no longer actively campaign in states that have not held primaries, but rather focus on a strategy to secure delegates before the convention."
At which point the numbers crashed. RP fell from #1 to the #3 position behind Mitt and Obama.
You can see the 12 month Google Insights chart here:
For the moment... RP is back to second place in global interest.