Yep, the Republican Party is terrified that Ron Paul is going to be the party nominee (extreme sarcasm).
Keep in mind that the national GOP is scared of Paul. They have undermined him and cartblocked him in every one of his Congressional elections.
Paul has his own network of donors and he doesn't need the establishment's help. Perhaps instead of bashing Paul, the GOP needs to court him and co-opt a couple of his issues. Because if Paul's not in the race, who do you think his supporters are going to support? They're going to stay home or vote 3rd party as they always do since they feel they're not represented by either the GOP or the Democrats.
Why is it that Ron Paul is a Libertarian until the elections roll around and then all of sudden he’s a Republican.