Rosemary Jenkins: The Party’s carefully considered Platform must never be commandeered by its Super Delegates whose own thinking may not always align with constituent attitudes and opinions–especially as they pertain to both policy and candidate selection.
Every four years political parties develop a “party platform” a formal set of principal goals the party supports which is used to appeal to the general public. The discreet components of the platform are known as “planks”. The planks can be used to appeal to specific constituencies while the overall platform is ultimately put forward to garner public support.
Robert Borosage: Sanders will push to have the platform lay out a bold populist critique of our corrupted politics and our rigged economy.