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GOP Platform

Missouri Delegates at the 2004 Repubican National Convention in New York share their thoughts on this years Party Platform.

KSMU's Katie Hummel reports...

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF A POLTICAL CONVENTION IS TO CHOOSE THE PARTY'S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE.

BUT IT'S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE A PARTY PLATFORM.

I ASKED SOME MISSOURI DELEGATES HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT THIS YEARS PLATFORM.

MISSOURI DELEGATE JOANN BRECKENRIDGE HAS ATTENDED EVERY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION SINCE 1972.

SHE REMEMBERS FORMER PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN'S PLATFORM AND SAYS THAT PLATFORM REALLY STOOD OUT TO HER.

AND WHILE BRECKENRIDGE SAYS SHE DOESN'T SEE ANYTHING NEW ABOUT THIS YEARS PLATFORM, MISSOURI DELEGATE LESLIE FARR SAYS HE'S GLAD FOR THAT.

AND WHILE FARR SUPPORTS THE PLATFORM'S ANTI-ABORTION STANCE, MISSOURI DELEGATE SENATOR DELBERT SCOTT FINDS SEVERAL THINGS ON THE PLATFORM TO BE PLEASED ABOUT.

SCOTT ALSO CALLS THIS YEARS PLATFORM A BLURPRINT OF AMERICA'S BASIC STRUCTURE.

BUT FOR MISSOURI DELEGATE TOM WILDSON, THIS YEARS PLATFORM CARRIES PERSONAL SIGNIFIGANCE.

THE 2004 REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM CAME UP FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE GOP CONVENTION IN NEW MONDAY.

FROM THE 2004 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTON IN NEW YORK, I'M KATIE HUMMEL FOR KSMU NEWS.