Until I see something other than wishful thinking, I don't see a reason to think that Ron Paul's name will be formally placed into Nomination. In fact, I don't think that Ron Paul even wants his name to be placed into Nomination at this point.
The message coming from the Campaign itself has been for supporters to not be disruptive, or (even) "disrespectful". This is hardly the battle cry for Revolution here.
There is also the other evidence of Ron Paul never challenging Mitt Romney at all, in the same aggressive manner in which he went after Rick Santorum and others.
Perhaps the highlight of Ron Paul's Campaigning career was his 2007 battle with Rudy Guiliani. This is an illustration of just how skillful, and aggressive Ron Paul can be .....when he really wants to. He took out Rudy Guiliani over his favorite subject (Sept. 11), and even held a Press Conference in which he assigned reading material for Rudy Guiliani.
Ron Paul could have attacked Mitt Romney in the same aggressive manner, but he never came anywhere close to trying to.
The "kid gloves" treatment is the proof that option B is the closest to the truth.
Those expecting some sort of major off-script event to occur in Tampa are going to be disappointed.
Ron Paul may (or may not) get some small, token speaking slot somewhere. It will not be in Prime Time, nor will he present himself as a competitor trying to defeat Mitt Romney.
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