According to the Houston Chronicle Paul won't get speaking slot at GOP confab  (By Stewart M. Powell July 16 2012)
Insulting Paul’s supporters, a highly-motivated and substantial segment of potential GOP voters, is of course crazy as we have said before : even a Talking Head house-broken enough to be allowed on the MSM has dared to say it too:
Mitt Romney's campaign needs the backing of Ron Paul's fervent supporters if he wants to have a chance of beating President Barack Obama, prominent conservative thinker Max Pappas told Sean Hannity on his Fox News show…
Pappas made a point that hasn't been voiced very often in mainstream media discussions of the Mitt Romney veepstakes: and that is that the backing of Ron Paul's supporters will be critical to Romney's re-election campaign
Ron Paul Supporters Essential To Mitt Romney Candidacy, Fox News Guest Says International Business Times July 16 2012
What this demonstrates of course is that the Neocons  are in complete control: given Paul’s (futile) degeneration  on immigration the only outstanding of serious contention is foreign policy. As the CBS debate atrocity  demonstrated, their totalitarian tradition  has triumphed and no dissidence or alternative opinion is to be allowed .
What this also demonstrates is that the Romneycans really are stupid . As with wimping out  on Obama’s Administrative Amnesty, they seem to be sublimely happy to outrage key support elements.
Apparently they cannot comprehend that winning  elections needs votes  – not just money.