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Old 08-21-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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A party platform or platform is a list of the actions which a political party, individual candidate, or other organization supports in order to appeal to the general public for the purpose of having said peoples' candidates voted into political office or the professed opinion(s) proposed as part of law(s) or otherwise made into social policies.

But not any longer. Not according to Reince Preibus. Earlier today he said the platform to be approved by the GOP National Convention next week is the REPUBLICAN platform, and not necessarily the platform Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will run on.

In other words, how stupid do they think we really are?
Op-Ed: RNC Chairman says GOP Platform not 'Romney's platform'


Does what the RNC Chairman said make sense to anyone?
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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So, then Romney/Ryan aren't Republican's. Or they're not and just using the ruse to fool Republican's by accepting their nomination and their money, but not their values/beliefs/platform.

A harbinger for things to come from Romney/Ryan? I think it's a pretty good predictor and shows that they're liars and empty suits. More so than normal Republican's...oh wait...that's right. They're not Republican's.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Lightbulb .

Romney and Paul Ryan have firmly committed to a belief that Republicans are stupid.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Op-Ed: RNC Chairman says GOP Platform not 'Romney's platform'


Does what the RNC Chairman said make sense to anyone?
I have not heard one single reasonable or coherent word come out of any republican's mouth for many years!
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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This happens all the time.

Platforms appeal to the party base.

Candidates appeal to the broader electorate.

Romney doesn't appeal to this social conservative, so I'm not voting.



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Old 08-22-2012, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Op-Ed: RNC Chairman says GOP Platform not 'Romney's platform'


Does what the RNC Chairman said make sense to anyone?

That makes sense ONLY IF the party's insiders do not consider their nominee as head of the party, which would be unprecedented and would clearly show that Mitt Romney is superfluous to their agenda. In other words, an empty suit, a pliable front man for corporate interests.

Which is exactly what I think he is.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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Op-Ed: RNC Chairman says GOP Platform not 'Romney's platform'


Does what the RNC Chairman said make sense to anyone?
There has never been a presidential candidate, of either party, that has endorsed every single proposition in his party's platform. In fact what always happens after the convention is that the platform is shoved into a drawer where it gathers dust for four years until the pointless exercise of platform writing is renewed at the next convention. So what Priebus said is nothing to wet your panties over.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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This isn't some foreign concept - many Democrats do not have to agree with every plank in their own platform (and they don't). But of course, in our new age of super information dissemination and lack of research, people's brains have tuned out history and only allow sensationalized news stories or blog posts to rule their world.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Maybe R&R can run as independents and the RNC can nominate Ron Paul as Republican candidate, in which case I will vote Republican.
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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There are things in the platforms of both parties that Presidential candidates don't always agree with. And they often speak about that. However, this year ...the troubling fact regarding the GOP platform is it seems clear Mr. Romney will endorse and support it in its entirety.
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