Why Does Romney Decide If Paul SpeaksSubmitted by ron paul nz on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 09:59
I understand that if Paul gets a plurality of five states he gets an automatic speaking slot at the convention. And now that he did not achieve that in Nebraska this automatic slot is not going to happen. This much is crystal.
What I do not understand is why it is now at Mitt Romney's mercy whether or not Paul has an official influence at Tampa. According to the MM:
"Now, Paul is guaranteed nothing in Tampa, and will depend on the graces of Romney and convention organizers to include him in the proceedings in late August." - abc
Romney is nothing except the presumptive nominee. The delegates have not assembled, have not voted and he is not the nominee. So where does he get the authority to determine whether or not Paul gets a speaking slot?
I do not understand this.