Do party platforms really matter? An article by Vox, a left leaning publication, had a great deal to say about the significance of a party platform.
The current Ohio Republican State Central Committee claims to operate off of the National Republican Party Platform. If this were the case, the party would not be able to endorse, support and fund candidates who do not comply with the principles found in the the National Republican Party Platform. Like any successful company or business there needs to be an agreed upon mission and/or vision statement to hold our elected representatives accountable to do the job you elected them to do. With our liberty and freedoms at stake we do not need any more moderate candidates in the Republican Party. Having a platform specific to the Ohio Republican Party, along with a Mission and Vision will help clean up the corruption and maintain standards of performance for our candidates.