Now, the GOP still has time to change Rule 40, but in doing so it would make them seem like they were forcing Mittsy's pick through the nomination and, well, chaos could ensue.
Ron Paul fans, and there are many--and they control the majority of delegates in Maine, Minnesota and Iowa, with large contingents in other states--might just decide to enter Paul's name into nomination for vice president. This would result in a roll call vote and each delegate from each state would be polled on the floor for his or her vote.
Chaos, I tell ya! Chaos!
Now, the result of this roll call vote would simply result in more time being spent on the process--rather than shoving Mittsy's choice down the delegates throats--but it might shake up the GOP in term's of party unity and kind of give Mittsy's fall campaign a bit of a swift kick to the nether regions.
And it would also open the door for alternatives to Mittsy's choice to step forward, maybe gain a little support and just throw the whole GOP shebang into a brouhaha.
Emphasis on the ha ha.
See, it's like this: say Mittsy chose Ohio Senator Rob Portman as his Veep choice, but the Ron Paulette's used their rather sizable foothold in several states to nominate Paul from the floor. Well, then maybe other delegates might throw someone like Florida Senator Marco Rubio into the mix and that would put Rubio, Paul and Portman onto the ballot and a clusterf**k would ensue..
And that's some reality TV worth watching. A GOP implosion as the party splinters and tries to right itself.