1. Or a Democrat? 

    The Washington Post launched Unconventional this week from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. 

    Our reporters and contributors here are fanning out using the iPhone app SocialCam to gather the sights and sounds around the convention, and to to ask delegates, protestors and others taking part in the festivities that question. 

    Back on their campuses in swing states, 12 bloggers are also asking that question to their fellow students and others in their communities. We’ll share their videos here over the next couple of weeks, and we also want to hear our followers responses. 

    Why are you a Republican, a Democrat, or neither? Tell us below, or on Twitter using the hashtag #VoterVoices. We’ll feature some of your responses in the 12 along with our bloggers’ videos from their states. 

    For more Washington Post convention coverage, check out The Grid.

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  2. Notes

    1. tessafox reblogged this from 2012swingstates
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    3. ifoughtthelaura answered: I’m a Democrat because I do not have, nor do I wish to make, the amount of money to justify a Republican mindset. Oh yeah, and I’m a woman.
    4. 2012swingstates posted this

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