08/30/2012 07:13 pm ET

Republican Party Platform: Behind the Scenes (VIDEO)

A recent Pew poll found that people are more interested in learning about the GOP platform than they are in Mitt Romney’s speech at the convention.

After watching the entire 2-day-long RNC Platform Committee meeting on C-Span, we can see why it makes for such compelling TV.

There's more there than just grassroots Republican activists from across the country laying out the basic vision of their party for the next 4 years. There's surprise amendments! Bad global warming-air conditioning jokes! Chocolate breaks! And of course the gun control, abortion, and tax-policy debates you might have heard about. Click on the video above to catch up on all the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the 2012 Republican platform.