It's interesting to see that both the Democrat and Republican party leaders have no respect for the rules they are ostensibly following. This convention season has seen blatant fake vote counts by the chairs of the conventions to create optics that will favor their candidate in the election.
Exhibit 1: The Republican Party changed the rules so a Maine delegation more supportive of Romney could be sat down. The rule change also ensured that there wouldn't be a counted vote for or against Mitt Romney during the convention.
Exhibit 2: The Democratic leadership realizes that the language in the document pertaining to "god" and Israel will not play will for Obama in the election and change it against the wishes of supporters.
Neither of these changes actually did anything significant. Romney was going to be the Republican nominee either way and Obama's policies on religion and Israel aren't going to shift as a result of the altered platform. They just broke the rules to give themselves better optics to the voters. If they'll blatantly ignore their rules in order to look good to certain voters, it's interesting to think about what party leaders will do when the stakes are higher and something like their business interests are threatened.