Ron Paul should speak at the convention -- under certain conditions

If I were negotiating for a victorious Mitt Romney, I’d have some asks of Ron Paul before even considering a speaking slot:

* Will you mail your mailing list asking for donations to the Romney campaign?

* Will you share your mailing list with the Republican National Committee for future RNC use?

* Will you submit your speech for pre-approval and will you refrain from provocative comments?

If not, then the right answer is to invite Ron Paul to speak for as long as he likes to the platform committee on the Thursday before the convention’s formal open.