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Boehner: Four-day events thing of past

TAMPA — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Monday that four-day party conventions are a thing of the past.

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Citing the high costs along with the way people get their news, the GOP leader told reporters: "I'm not sure that having a four-day convention in the future makes a lot of sense."

The Republican Party had to cut their convention a day short, due to Tropical Storm Isaac, which threatened to wreak the West Coast of Florida. Four years ago, the GOP convention was abridged to three days as well, due to a hurricane in the Gulf Coast states.

Boehner spoke with reporters at Roy's Hawaiian Fusion restaurant, less than four miles from downtown Tampa, at a lunch sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.

The Speaker also contended that Republicans should limit their party platform to one page.