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You Choose '08: The Political Conventions

By Steve Grove

Head of News and Politics

Ever wanted to spend a day on the U.S. presidential campaign trail? Or wondered what it would be like to attend the 2008 political conventions, the biggest bash in U.S. politics? Today, both the Democratic and Republican National Convention Committees are giving you that chance through YouTube. As Chairmans Howard Dean and Mike Duncan explain in the videos below, you can win a day on the campaign trail and a trip to the conventions by creating a video revealing which party you support in '08 and why:

Check out YouTube's Convention Headquarters today to submit your video, and make sure that it meets the guidelines: keep it clean, keep it under two minutes, and submit it by August 1, 2008. One week later, the YouTube community will get to vote for the winner from among five finalists in each party. You don't have to be a member of the party faithful to participate: this is about which party you're behind in '08. It's your chance to speak up and let people know where you stand on the 2008 election.

And while you're at it, check out both conventions' YouTube channels: the RNCC and DNCC have great content -- like President Reagan's famous speech at the 1964 Republican National Convention and Senator Barack Obama's
noteworthy address at the 2004 Convention –- that's worth a look.

What moments will be the most memorable at this year's conventions? Submit your video today for the chance to find out in person!

Steve G.