July 11th, 2008
12:16 PM ET
6 years ago

RNC takes platform process online

The RNC launched a new interactive website Friday.
The RNC launched a new interactive website Friday.

(CNN)—The Republican National Committee is launching an interactive Web site Friday for voters to help develop the 2008 Republican Party platform by submitting comments and ideas.

“This Web site is really about you,” RNC Chairman Mike Duncan says in a video message on the site. “[It’s about] your ideas, your issues, and most important of all, your aspirations.”

Through the Web site, GOPPlatform2008.com, voters can submit suggestions and commentary covering a variety of issues including energy and gas prices, health care reform, national security, and jobs and economic growth. Voters can also view messages from others who have submitted commentary - including those from the platform committee co-chairmen, Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Richard Burr.

McCarthy said they hope the site will evolve into a virtual town hall.

The Democratic National Committee is making face-to-face meetings the centerpiece of their platform initiative earlier this week: voters have been invited to attend meetings with platform committee members in every state.

"This process will empower Americans in all 50 states to make their voices heard as they help write the document that embodies our party's values and vision for the future,” said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who started "Operation Chaos"– an election-year bid to sabotage Democratic presidential hopes–has instructed his listeners to attend these meetings.


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soundoff (95 Responses)
  1. about time

    Its about time the GOP discovered the internet. Unfortunately those dinosaurs are too old too late to take full advantage of the net that every democrat has already tapped.

    July 11, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    CONSERVATIVE NEOCON BULLIES.

    July 11, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. @HusseinIsAmerican2

    RNC – REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CLOWNS...............they lack ideas

    July 11, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  4. Dixon, Des Moines Iowa

    I imagin only Haliburton, several oil companies and banks will have access to this site. I can promise you the average person will not be listened to on the RNC site. Seven years of Repulican control has left us a huge mess to clean up. I can't understand how people can blame Demorates for not cleaning up the mess with a fraction of the time and a minimum of control in the house and senate. The far right and the far left have always controlled this country. Neither side speaks for the majority of the American People. We need to hold them all accountable.

    July 11, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  5. An American Whiner

    I"VE GOT AN IDEA FOR THEM:

    BUILD A TIME MACHINE, THEN BEAM BACK TO 2000, STOP THE SUPREME COURTS DECISION TO STEAL THE PRESIDENCY FOR GORGE W, AND ELECT AL GORE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

    SIGNED: A PROUD AMERICAN WHINER.

    July 11, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. larry buchas

    LOL! They're copying Barack's ideas again.

    Everyone tries to copy Barack because he's miles ahead of the rest.

    July 11, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. Patricia

    so "aware" how do you feel about John McCain after reading about the Keating Five, or Peabody Coal and the Navajo Nation, or how he treats women? I do believe the only thing you might be aware of is your own ignorance. You do read, don't you?

    July 11, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. freedomfyter

    If the commentary on this thread to this point is representative of the typical American, it won't matter who wins the presidency. We are doomed.

    July 11, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  9. Linda31

    Um, Obama already did this. Can the Republicans come up with an idea of there own???

    July 11, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. freedomfyter

    "There is nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action." – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    July 11, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. Kevin, Little Rock

    The Republicans and McCain are really losing it. Copying Obama's website, slogan, now platform committee. I guess the next move will be him and Cindy on stage giving each other a fist bump.

    Obama 08!

    July 11, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  12. NC Man

    Looks to be a bunch of "WHINERS" on here today. Sure Obama came up with this 1st same way that Gore created the Internet ....

    July 11, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  13. David Goldman

    DAVID FROM OHIO,

    SORRY TO BURST YOUR BUBBLE DUD, BUT THE

    REPUBLICANS GOT A LOT DONE FOR THEMSELVES.

    THEY MADE BILLIONS ON THE WAR AND OIL.

    YOU AND I, ON THE OTHER HAND, DON'T COUNT.

    OUR ECONOMIC PROBLEMS ARE IN OUR HEAD,

    NOT AT THE GAS PUMP OR SUPER MARKET.

    July 11, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  14. dolores

    PEOPLE WAKE UP GET OFF THE HATE TALK AND GET ON WITH WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT : LIKE MAKE A LIST AND ADD UP WHAT EITHER MCCAIN OR OMAMA HAS DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY AND THEN YOU WILL SEE WHO SHOUILD BE THE NEX T PRESIDENT.
    NOT THE ONE WHO TALKS A GOOD TAIL BUT THE ONE WHO HAS PROVEN HIMSELF WORTHY OF COMANDER AND CHIEF.
    THE ONLY ONE WITH ANY KIND OF A LIST OF THINGS DONE FOR THE COUNTRY WILL BE LONG THE OTHER NONE EXISTANT

    July 11, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  15. Frank La May

    You need to give us someone to vote for. McCain is a closet democratic. i cannot see myself voting for him at all. he is lying about amnity and many other issues. i will not vote for obama either because he too is a lier. guess it's ralph nader for me again. get someone we can believe in and we will return to the republican party. as of right now you have no chance of winning 2008 election with John McCain.

    frank la may
    summerfield, Florida

    July 11, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. Dr.Mimi De La Cruz

    REPUBLICANS APPRECIATE US IN THE WAR,

    IN THE FIELDS & WHEN WE VOTE FOR THEM,

    NOT WHEN WE WANT AN EXTRA DOLLAR FOR

    PRESCHOOL, CHILDREN'S HEALTH OR ANYTHING

    THAT WOULD BENEFITS US, AS A PEOPLE. THE ONLY

    WAY FOR US TO ACCESS THE AMERICAN DREAM IS EDUCATION.

    THAT IS HOW OBAMA BECAME OBAMA, AN IVY LEAGUE

    EDUCATION. MCBUSH HAS VOTED NO A 100% OF THE TIME.

    July 11, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  17. Tulsa Dude

    Is the Republican National Committee going to take care of all these suggestions they same way the White House handled their emails during the Valerie Plame leak? What a sham.

    July 11, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  18. Michelle, PA

    Ah, but will the exalted RNC really listen to a bunch of pesky whiners like the American people?? Or is this just a way to get our e-mail addresses so they can beg for our loose change?

    July 11, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. Abe

    I'm sorry.I don't want to whine anymore.

    July 11, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  20. An American

    They should make abortion their top platform

    July 11, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
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