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(CNN)—The Republican National Committee is launching an interactive Web site Friday for voters to help develop the 2008 Republican Party platform by submitting comments and ideas.
“This Web site is really about you,” RNC Chairman Mike Duncan says in a video message on the site. “[It’s about] your ideas, your issues, and most important of all, your aspirations.”
Through the Web site, GOPPlatform2008.com, voters can submit suggestions and commentary covering a variety of issues including energy and gas prices, health care reform, national security, and jobs and economic growth. Voters can also view messages from others who have submitted commentary - including those from the platform committee co-chairmen, Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Richard Burr.
McCarthy said they hope the site will evolve into a virtual town hall.
The Democratic National Committee is making face-to-face meetings the centerpiece of their platform initiative earlier this week: voters have been invited to attend meetings with platform committee members in every state.
"This process will empower Americans in all 50 states to make their voices heard as they help write the document that embodies our party's values and vision for the future,” said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.
Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who started "Operation Chaos"– an election-year bid to sabotage Democratic presidential hopes–has instructed his listeners to attend these meetings.