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The Republican National Convention have unveiled its new blog, Conventional Wisdom, that will use an informal, conversational style to tell the story of the 40th Republican presidential nominating convention to be held later this summer in Tampa.
“Creating an interesting and useful blog is just one way of communicating with people across the country,” said convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris. “It’s part of our larger plan to open the convention and make it accessible to as many people as possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive social media.”
The blog will feature videos, graphics and incisive writing to deliver the latest news and information about planning and holding a national political convention. It will focus on events occurring in the Tampa Bay area as well as activities around the country as delegates and party officials plan their August journeys to Tampa.
“We want to encourage participation, so don’t hesitate to offer suggestions for our blog at blog@GOPConvention2012.com,” said Communications Director James Davis. “We’d like to hear from you on how we can peel back the curtain of the convention in a way that’s educational, interesting and fun.”
In keeping with its participatory theme, the blog’s name was chosen through online voting based on suggestions solicited on Facebook. The list of submissions was winnowed down to sixteen entries that were pitted against each other in a NCAA-style bracket online tournament christened “Blog Madness.”