What does the next generation of conservatives look like?

Campus Progress -- a project of the Center for American Progress that trains the next generation of progressives -- sent two young undercover reporters to the College Republican National Convention that took place this weekend in Arlington, Va. (June 24-26). Campus Progress’ secret Conventioneer and Conventionette blogged their daily experiences and you might be surprised at what they found. Young conservatives are a mixed bunch. In the midst of what we’d normally expect to see -- a high ratio of blondes, mismatched outfits, cowboy boots and cigars -- there were students wearing pro-U.N. t-shirts, sharp critics of the current direction by the Republican party, and experts on Cuban literature.

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