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Boehner says GOP should put platform ‘on one page’

The House speaker also suggested that in the future, a four day convention might not be the best idea.

TAMPA, Fla. — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) says that the Republican Party should put its platform on one page, so that “the American people can actually read it.”

In response to a question from Human Events as to what he thought of early reports on the soon-to-be-released platform, Boehner said “I haven’t seen it, but every indication I’ve had is that it doesn’t differ that much from the last one.”

Then he went a step further and told a press lunch hosted by the Christian Science Monitor that “You know what? If it was up to me, I’d put the platform on one sheet of paper. Have you ever met anyone who read it?”

“I would put it on one page so that the American people would read it. They might.”

Boehner went on to say that, given the cost and the way people got their news, “I’m not sure a four-day convention makes sense anymore.”

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John Gizzi has come to be known as â??the man who knows everyone in Washingtonâ? and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on whatâ??s going on in the nationâ??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as â??Gizzi on Politicsâ? and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of â??Gizziâ??s America,â? video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. Johnâ??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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