The internet in late-2007 is light years ahead of where the internet was in late-2003 when the Howard Dean campaign was catching fire online.
The notion that "internet support" and real support are two different things is coming from people older than 40 who likely work in old media outlets like newspapers, magazines, or even television.
This notion is now ridiculous. It would be like saying can the Ipod and mp3 players sway people way from CD's at this point?
Believe it or not, the 77,000 people in meetup groups across the country (and around the world) are REAL live, living and breathing human beings- most of whom WILL be voting in 2008. And these 77,000 are just a portion of the total number of Paul supporters. There are thousands of Paul supporters around the country who have never joined or been to a Meetup.
The old media outlets are becoming irrelevant by the day. They continue to try to promote the belief that the internet is somehow not real, not the truth, and "spammers" are somehow making it look like Ron Paul has support, while TELEVISION gives us the truth, and by ignoring Paul and his support we can clearly see that there are hardly any Paul supporters and it's just a figment of internet imagination!
What kind of warped reasoning is this?
It's one that comes from people trying to desperately prove their relevance- and keep their outdated careers alive as long as they can.