Candidates could shorten the length of the platforms. In the 1940's, each political platform, for
both parties, were about 300 words in length. This number shot up in the 1980's, spanning each platform to about 20,000
Why the sudden urge to make everything longer? There are a few more issues that need to be addressed
in this day and age, but not to a point where the platform is now over 66 times longer than the ones in the 1940's.
Endless promises fill up these platforms, promises which are not likely to be kept by a candidate.
If candidates could be honest and directly to the point, people would not be so confused on where each candidate stands on
Do you feel that a candidate will say and do almost anything to get themselves elected? That is the
way many Americans feel. If a candidate were to run for pure reasons (simply to make his country better) and to "play
by the rules", than many Americans wouldn't be so concerned on a candidates motives and the ways he goes about getting himself