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  •  right, but who's on the committee? (6+ / 0-)

    I would think, for 2012, that the platform came directly from the Administration, whereas the 2004 and 2008 platforms were more representative.

    The actual makeup of the committee is pretty broad but if the committee didn't write it, or if they wrote it to the Administration's specifications, then there probably was no point to the existence of the committee.

    Keep in mind that the Chairman of the DNC during the 2008 convention was Howard Dean.

    "From the beginning, we said we were going bring down the traditional walls of the Democratic Convention and make this event more accessible and include as many people as possible," said Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean. "This process will empower Americans in all 50 states to make their voices heard as they help write the document that embodies our Party's values and vision for the future. Barack Obama will bring real change to Washington, and as we write the Democratic Platform, there will be a clear choice between more of the same failed policies of the Bush Administration with John McCain or real change with Barack Obama who will make the American people, not the special interests, the priority again."
    link here: http://www.gwu.edu/...

    The Democrats' web site for 2012 has this headline:

    "Democratic National Committee and Obama for America Announce 2012 Convention Platform Committee"

    I think the inclusion of "Obama for America" says a lot.

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