While I won't say so blindly that "americans are sheep", there is overwhelming evidence that advertising WORKS. I could certainly cite a great deal of highly credible sources backing this up, but it's likely not worth the time, because as you stated in your post "[you] don't give a shit." So, certainly, if you're going to "not give a shit" about relevant, factual information, then yes, you can, without a doubt, create a fantasy world all your own! It must be fun.
The fact is: Romney's superPAC is getting massive amounts of money (the majority being from, yes, corporations with an agenda of PROFIT) that largely goes to advertising in some manifestation. This advertising, being devilishly effective in gaining votes, is one of the key factors in his success. Why would these EVIL, EVVVVIL corporations want Romney instead of Paul? Because Paul would make it very hard for them to maintain their current business practices, and he'd bring back small business to America. You wouldn't want THAT, would you!?!?
Additionally, SuperPAC's aren't everything in this race. The media has blacked Paul out completely, deeming him "unelectable" and sometimes flatly lying about him. This has proven devastating for Paul's campaign.
I understand he won't win. I don't even think he got close, as your post seemed to imply. However, one of the key reasons as to why he'll be losing is because of the collective, bought-and-paid-for mindset that he won't win.
I could easily level this discussion up to a critique of representative democracy in all its grossly inefficient, borderline-tyrannical glory, however I'll spare you, because it's likely "you don't give a shit."
Its living a life you want, versus living the life 'you're supposed to live'.... I feel really blessed to have the connection I have with skiing, and dont have that connection anywhere else in this world. Doing anything but skiing is abandoning myself and ignoring what I really value and what makes me feel alive. Feeling alive is more important to me than chasing ideals set out by people who don't even like their lives and who live an unexamined life. -lalalalaura