TBO tells us:
The RNC's announcement that Rand Paul will speak in Tampa, but with no mention of Ron Paul, hints at a deal between the Paul and Romney forces that neither side will confirm — a speaking slot for Rand Paul in return for convention peace...Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton wouldn't discuss negotiations between the two camps or the timing of Paul's speech, but said, "We have been told that it will be a very prominent time."As for Ron, Jesse tells TBO that, well yeah, something will have to be done:
Benton said by email that Ron Paul is not expected to speak, but that Romney representatives "are working with us (on) other ways to recognize and honor Ron at the convention."As for Ron Paul delegates at the convention actually attempting to challenge Romney, Benton made clear THAT is not going to happen, if he has any say about it:
"Dr. Paul will not seek to be nominated from the floor," he added.