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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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