If he has the money, organ and could finally persuade Rick to drop out, it could leave a draw at the Convention. It is time for Libertarians to forget the Paul phenomenon. He is a drag on the Pub efforts to oust Bama and the Reid Senate. That is the goal. Not to garner TV love or media approval. Mitt could still rally conservs...if...he would actually state his real conserv policies in easily understood points. He just will not do it and if he wins, I think we lose as Americans.
I wouldn't count on that, but I do think a fair number of independents and people who would by most be considered conservative have voted for him. They are the ones who must be won back.
And I agree with Palin that the GOP insults Paul supporters at its peril -- we'll need them in November.