Comment: "some control over the party platform"

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"some control over the party platform"

The article says "But a strong showing among delegates could help Paul score a speaking spot and some control over the party platform. "

Sorry for my ignorance but what does that really mean? If Romney ends up winning the nomination, how can the fact that we have a voice at the convention force Romney to do specific things (e.g. push for an audit of the Fed)?