Comment: It would take a 2/3 vote to suspend the rules. It is possible,

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It would take a 2/3 vote to suspend the rules. It is possible,

but not likely.

The only other way it could be done with a simple majority, is if the rule is changed before it is officially adopted by the convention early on.

But that's only if the RNC allows that. Presumably, standing rules are always in effect and don't have to be specifically adopted every convention.

So while Rule 40 precludes acclamation nominations, that rule CAN be suspended. If Paul has enough delegates to have a shot to win, then that means Romney won't have 2/3 majority to make such a move. It would also be a huge embarrassment to make such a motion and have it fail pathetically. You don't make such a motion unless you know you have the votes to pass it first. It smacks of major arrogance otherwise.