I have a helpful suggestion on third party discussion.Submitted by Kevin Tuma on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 21:21
Why not petition/write the Constitution Party leadership to postpone their nominating convention until September 2012?
According to wikipedia, the nominating convention is held in roughly one month. But it also states: "The 2012 Fall National Executive Committee Meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri in September 2012." This convention could be the new date for the nominating convention as well.
If the party postponed its convention until after the GOP Convention, Ron Paul would have a backup plan for November, and there would be no harm done to his GOP campaign in any way.
Since the Constitution Party would be extremely grateful to potentially have Dr. Paul on its ticket, I would think the benefits of that gamble would more than outweigh the inconvenience of a convention being postponed.
This solution could make everyone happy without forcing anything premature on the Republican campaign. It would guarantee that Ron Paul would be on the ticket in November.