I Did Not Know This: Platform Committee Meets The Week Before In TampaSubmitted by entropypressStAt on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 23:34
I just found out that the PLATFORM COMMITTEE meets the week BEFORE the convention in Tampa. That all this "Ron Paul supporters could affect the party platform" stuff we keep hearing about will actually happen BEFORE the Convention.
Elected Delegates to the RNC will have to vote within their state's Delegation as to who will be on each Committee. I suspect that most delegates won't know that the Platform Committee is the one that is really REALLY important. I also suspect that most "normal" people really won't want to do this because it will entail spending out of pocket - your own money to be in super expensive Tampa for not one but TWO WEEKS.
(of course more than half of my states delegates are career politicians and I'm sure this whole boondoggle to Tampa is a tax write off for them.)
So even if you can't go for the two weeks PLEASE MAKE SURE that the Platform Committee is well stocked with Ron Paul friendly delegates.