The weblog Indiana Politico wondered why neither the Indiana Democratic or Republican Party had posted their party platform on their websites. The conventions that adopted the platforms were concluded weeks ago.
In the course of researching my Hoosier Top 6, I realized that neither Indiana Party website lists a platform. At least, not one that can be found in 5 minutes of searching. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that was one of the main purposes of a party headquarters. Apparently in this state they exist solely to filter money.
Let's play Where's Waldo's Platform...the first person to find even a single initiative on [either party's] websites wins. Go!
Fort Wayne Observed is glad to provide a public service by stepping into the breach regarding one of the platforms. Fort Wayne Observed has uploaded a PDF of the 2006 Indiana State Republican platform. You can view the full Republican state platform here.
Perhaps a blogger, such as Fort Wayne's Robert Rouse, who attended the Democratic State Convention has a copy of the Indiana Democratic platform and can post it. Fort Wayne Observed would be glad to scan the text. Otherwise, FWOb will provide a link to the first blogger who uploads a copy.
NEW: John Good, the proprietor of the weblog "Left in Aboite," has posted the Democratic state platform. Mr. Good has lent FWOb his copy of the platform and the 2006 Indiana Democratic Platform is now available as a single PDF that shows all pages.
Related: A College Republican, who was recently a delegate to the Republican State Convention, gives, perhaps, a too-candid account of his experience at the convention.