FreeMarketNews.com has an excellent article that analyzes the effects that the Internet is having on politics, public opinion, and Ron Paul's run for President. Rather than try to give a summary of this article, you can read it in full here.
This is why the Elite want to get rid of the Internet so desperately. It allows people to form their own opinions, contact millions of people, network to meet like minded individuals, and spread these ideas faster than any other form of media. Being able to research freely on the Internet takes away from their highly paid "Infobabes" on the nightly news. It scares them that people are giving up on Mainstream television to get their news too! It is no wonder this worries them as it should. Their propaganda only works when it is reapplied every day, over and over. Once people find out about Ron Paul and his real Republican views, their propaganda won't work anymore. No matter how hard they try to smear his name or keep him out of the debates, once you know the truth you can never go back (unless of course you are in willful denial).