AP Sources: Obama Intervened on Platform

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Campaign officials say President Barack Obama personally intervened to change language in his party's platform on Jerusalem and God.
Democrats amended their convention platform Wednesday to add a mention on God and declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.
The officials said Obama's reaction on the omission of God from the platform was to wonder why it was removed in the first place.
GOP challenger Mitt Romney said omitting a reference to God suggested Democrats were out of touch with mainstream America. Republicans also said omitting a reference to Jerusalem showed Obama was weak on Israel.
The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about private discussions.


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  • by Mary Location: Holt on Sep 6, 2012 at 08:22 AM
    Where does it say that he approved it in the first place?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 6, 2012 at 04:26 AM
    Flip Flopper!!! He approved it and then reversed it??? Headline should read "Party Divided"
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      by Anonymous on Sep 6, 2012 at 08:41 AM in reply to
      You're struggling.....
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