Candidates management of Party Platforms highlights "leadership"

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    Democrats reinstate "God" and Jerusalem language in party platform - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    CBS News has confirmed that President Obama personally intervened to have the platform language changed.

    "The platform is being amended to maintain consistency with the personal views expressed by the President and in the Democratic Party platform in 2008," Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. "Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths."

    Priebus: GOP platform 'not the platform of Mitt Romney' - First Read

    Priebus said on MSNBC. "This is the platform of the Republican Party; it's not the platform of Mitt Romney."

    The party adopted identical language in its 2004 and 2008 platforms, which doesn't talk about exceptions or granular details, but also doesn't specifically stipulate an exception to bans on abortion in cases of rape, incest, or the health of the mother.

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    Here is the difference in leadership styles. Obama didn't agree with the Platform put together by the party and had it changed to something that he felt comfortable representing.

    Romney says he doesn't agree or maybe he does, it's not clear. But the head of the Republican Party says their leader doesn't really follow what their party wants or something like that. It's "muddy". The problem is that the Republican Party adopted the "Akin Amendment" and made it core to their party platform but say they don't really mean it but they won't take it out of their platform. And so Romney distances himself from it or not. That's not clear either.

    Republicans will say Obama "caved" by putting language back into the platform that was there for the last election and were taken out without his input. But now, they are back in.

    With Mitt, well, I'm not sure. He seems to agree with it on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and disagrees on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Sunday, he visits the "Temple" and communes with the "man from Kobob or Kolob (whatever)" and ignores Mary since she obviously wasn't a 'virgin'.
     
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    is that what they are going to say Dean?......take a break Dean.....geezus christ....for the last 2 weeks thats mostly all your talking about is these two stupid Conventions......just like last week in Tampa....there is nothing but bullshit flowing out of them Dean....break away.....think on your own......you dont need a party telling you what you need to know.....
     

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