Here in New Hampshire -- where on Thursday Mitt Romney will announce his presidential campaign -- they believe in community, as long as it is their own. They care passionately about education, the environment and health care. It's an odd mixture of parsimony and compassion; but it is, or used to be, very much in the American grain. How to achieve that mix is what the GOP currently has to figure out, and what GOP voters here want them to figure out. We at the AOL Huffington Post Media Group want to report intensively on that conversation, and allow and encourage our readers to be part of it. And that, in addition to covering Mitt, is why I am here helping to launch a pioneering experiment in presidential campaign coverage through our Patch sites.
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This week, we launched a great new chapter for Patch.com -- we are welcoming new bloggers to Patch sites around the country through our new Local Voices blog feature. Local Voices will complement Patch's original reporting, allowing members of each community to speak up and speak out to their neighbors -- whether they're across town, a block away, or two doors down. READ MOREThe Bin Laden Bounce: How Will Obama Use This Moment of Unexpected Unity? The mission to bring Osama bin Laden to justice was a great victory and a testament to the brave soldiers who carried it out. And it came at a time when such clear and present victories no longer seemed possible. But there's no reason why this sense of tangible achievement must end in Abbottabad. READ MOREWATCH: Arianna Discusses Obama, Trump, Seth Meyers And More On This Week