An update regarding my previous post:
Despite the lack of comment capability on CNBC's blog, dialogue still happens as “dozens and dozens” have emailed them, apparently. John Harwood's response is pretty positive (and comes less than 24 hours after Mr. Wastler's open letter). He agrees with the complaints and does not think the poll should have been taken offline. He also gives Ron Paul and his campaign reasonable props for their achievements to date, which is nice to see instead of the sideways glances he typically gets from the media.
This is despite the fact that he does not think Ron Paul has a chance to win the election. Maybe he is right. Mostly, I'm just satisfied to see some acknowledgment/correction about what happened rather than sweeping it under the rug.