The Source: What's In A Platform?
Last month's Texas republican party platform aimed to rouse the base, inspiring action. Blowback inside and outside the party of endorsing reparative therapy for homosexuals and the party's abandoning a guest worker program had party leaders walking back the importance of the document. As the democrats wrapped up their own convention this weekend, we want to know how important these conventions and platforms really are.
- Link to the Republican Party of Texas' Platform
- Link to the Democratic Party of Texas' Platform [Democrats are still finalizing their party platform and hope to have the new document at the link provided today]
- Walt Wilson, Professor of political science at the University of Texas San Antonio
- Cal Jillson, Professor of political science at Southern Methodist University