Good points. These were noted beforehand; the vote seems to have illustrated the problem of predicting elections from just counting the tech savvy. Not surprising.
OTOH see Reason's "The Bright Side of Ron Paul's Third-Place Finish."
But I hope Point 2, especially, is true, and Paul gains influence in that party via his delegates; we badly need his messages to continue to be pushed, even on a reluctant Republican leadership.
Likewise, Point 7) "Ron Paul, and more importantly his ideas, are in it for the long haul."
Finally, I hope this year segues into a Rand Paul future..... The Kid is awesome!