What it meant by "national platform" in this sentence?

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I'm reading a book and don't understand what the author meant by "national platform" in the paragraph shown below, can someone please help me to explain it? Thanks so much!

Does it meant "forum" or just "a raised level surface" which I don't see to make sense in the sentence.


"But Perot of course, was utterly different. His money bought him airtime and a national platform from which to run for the presidency of the United States, without any support from a political party apparatus."
 

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I'm reading a book and don't understand what the author meant by "national platform" in the paragraph shown below, can someone please help me to explain it? Thanks so much!

Does it meant "forum" or just "a raised level surface" which I don't see to make sense in the sentence.


"But Perot of course, was utterly different. His money bought him airtime and a national platform from which to run for the presidency of the United States, without any support from a political party apparatus."
Yes, it means a forum, not a physical platform. By going on radio, Perot was able to reach everyone in the nation (by voice, again not physically).
 

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Yes, it means a forum, not a physical platform. By going on radio, Perot was able to reach everyone in the nation (by voice, again not physically).
Thank you very much for the confirmation.
 
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