Friday, October 21, 2011
CSPAN Video 17: Democratic Party Platform, 2008, Discussed
This CSPAN video clip features Patricia Madrid, the Co-Chair of the 2008 Democratic National Committee Platform Committee. Ms. Madrid discusses the process by which the platform is created. She notes that the committee is a standing committee, consisting of 186 members. Ms. Madrid states that the 2008 platform was put together quickly. Senator Obama was involved in the process, too. This video clip provides some insight into the platform creation process: who is involved, how are issues selected and emphasized, etc.