I predict there will be another banking crash sooner or later unless there is dramatic financial reform (which will not happen anytime soon).

Ron Paul right now could use his subcommittee chairmanship to begin the most far-reaching hearings ever conducted on the whole issue of "too big to fail" and why the system must be changed to avoid bailouts forever.

Paul could campaign through the convention or not, as he decides. He has a profound opportunity as a subcommittee chairman to initiate a genuinely historic discussion of the financial system, day after day, that would win support from different parts of the political spectrum after the JPMorgan affair (which, sadly, is far from over).