Thursday, August 14, 2008

How About A Manifesto Instead?

I, too, don't really get the obsession by some with the platform. I remember in 2000 (and after) hearing from a lot of Naderites things like, "Well, all Al Gore had to do was let Ralph write a couple of planks for the platform and he would've dropped out." Even leaving aside the fact that this was unlikely to be true, it would've been really strange to strike a grand bargain over an utterly meaningless piece of paper.