Ames Straw Poll

Ron Paul, aka the invisible candidate

A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened.

In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an exceptionally strong showing, finishing a mere 152 votes behind the winner, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.Mrs. Bachmann - or the "Queen of Rage," as Newsweek magazine dubbed her - followed her Saturday triumph with Sunday talk show interviews on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News Channel and CNN. Ron Paul appeared on none.

Furthermore, the third-place finisher, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, immediately dropped...