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This week, Mitt Romney made his first trip abroad as the presumptive GOP nominee, visiting London and kicking things off by questioning the city's preparation for the Olympics. Romney's remarks were a field day for the British press, spawned the Twitter hashtag #romneyshambles, and elicited rebukes from David Cameron ("it's easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere") and London Mayor Boris Johnson, who jabbed back at "a guy called Mitt Romney." On the upside, Romney managed to unite what had been a very divided country. Meanwhile, on this side of the pond, HuffPost selected eight community reporters to cover the Democratic and Republican National Conventions as part of our OffTheBus "Cover the Conventions" contest. We will use their insight and outsiders' perspective to help get beyond the horse-race aspect of election coverage when it comes to the ultimate Olympic event for politics fans -- the November elections.

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