Some GOP platform planks are odd, but does it matter?

The GOP platform position opposing abortion for any reason has received the most attention, but Brad Plumer of the Washington Post noted that the platform has some planks that are just plain odd. His top 10 list included policing universities for liberal bias and ending our dependence on foreign fertilizer. But House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, dismissed his party’s platform this week, saying he hadn’t read it and doesn’t know anyone who has. “If it were up to me, I would have the platform on one sheet of paper,” he said.