Last night Bill Bennet was on Fox news discussing how well orchestrated the Democratic Convention was going and how much they were striving to move to the middle and silence the crazies. One area he especially focused on was the language ot the Party Platform compared to the beliefs of the average conventioneer.
This really struck home for me while watching Clinton's speech. In particular, Clinton said about the Kyoto Treaty:
Instead, he and his congressional allies made a very different choice. They chose to use that moment of unity to try to push the country too far to the right and to walk away from our allies, not only in attacking Iraq before the weapons inspectors had finished their work, but in withdrawing American support for the climate change treaty and for the international court on war criminals and for the anti-ballistic missile treaty and from the nuclear test ban treaty.
Now, I've got problems with a lot of this paragraph, but for purposes of this post, I am solely focusing on the Kyoto Treaty which was unanimously rejected by the U.S. Senate (including John Kerry). It turns out, even the Democrats don't support Kyoto anymore.
The draft was similar to the party's 2000 platform, but dropped references to full support of the Kyoto global warming treaty and the death penalty, according to media reports.I've got a copy of the full Platform that I can email you if you want to read the whole thing. Its pretty interesting.