I think the real story of the convention (real meaning what happened that might actually effect the result of the presidential race) is really how amazingly bad of a sore winner Romney was over the Ron Paul supporters. It seemed like the Romney people went out of their way to slight the Paulies at every turn.
I really do think there is a chance that this garbage will cost Romney 2-3 points. Not to Obama, but to Gary Johnson. If Johnson gets a boost in the few polls that actually include him, and the race between Romney and Obama tightens up, it'll interesting to see if people end up seeing Johnson as being to Romney as Nader was to Gore.