Candi-bots have a "primary" function (pun inteded :D ). They are programmed to promote their candidate. They will take all action necessary to spam, spread the news, post information, and attempt to persuade others that their candidate is superior, while all other candidates are inferior.
Candi-bots serve a purpose in society, they tend to cause the rest of us to pause, and think about the generalizations, the assumptions, and even force us to take into consideration refuted claims that others have made on their candidate.
Candi-bots generally re-act to news and information with rapid responses (sometimes not well thought out) but a good candi-bot knows they have to get ahead of a narrative to corral emotions for peak conversion.
Candi-bots rarely have feelings, unless you're bagging on their candidate, then they may re-act in several variations of bad behaviors. Often times certain words or phrases, that have proven to be effective negative monikers, trigger a programmed response, and herein lies the glitch.
Candi-bots tend to be passionate about only one thing, and that's winning souls to their candidate.
Now some may suggest, this isn't a design flaw, but a feature. No, it's a flaw... the reason it's a flaw is because no candidate can overcome the first impression of an idiot that swears fealty, devotion, and love for another human being, without acknowledging their faults. If it were only 1 first impression, it's possible it could be overcome by having another pitch be made by an intelligent, reasonable, and even principled individual, that offers devotion not due to some illogical political-crush, but because they can point to the candidate, and say THAT person best represents me.
So why am I bringing this up now? Well let's put it this way... Ron Paul* is not Jesus (not that that matters to non-christian libertarians, but you know what I mean, there is no political salvation in Ron Paul's presidency**, so just stop with the ceremonious praise of a man, he's not a god).
So is anyone working on a firmware update for the general election regardless of whom the nominee might be?
*If you feel the beginning of this diary might have been directed at you even though you're not a Ronulon, you should know that technically you could put any candidate's name here. So just stop being a bot.
**There. Now nobody can accuse me of not giving Ron Paul fair consideration.