My guess is that they'll try to engineer putting Ron's name up for nomination, which will, as I understand it, give Ron an opportunity to speak, and not only to speak, but to deliver HIS speech, as opposed to one first approved by the Romulans. Wead hinted at this in his interview, and Ron did too in a recent interview.
Rand probably got a speaking slot for the endorsement, but the only way Ron will get one is this way, or if he too endorses, which doesn't look likely to happen, and hopefully doesn't happen.
Short of a miracle hail Mary nomination, this is the best I can hope for out of this convention.
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