And how did Romney treat Ron Paul? He changed the GOP convention rules, after the primaries, to ensure Paul didn't speak and his delegates couldn't vote for him. Basically to shut him up, as well as his message. A message that could have attracted a lot of those voters who sat home, not seeing any significant difference between them. After all (in spite of Romney's rhetoric) Romney's budget planned to INCREASE government spending 3.1% each year. Why vote for more government when that's your only choice?