Iowa Goes Down to the Wire

Candidates make last-minute appeals to voters
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2008 9:30 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., shakes hands before he speaks at a campaign stop Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008 in Coralville,, Iowa, on the last day of campaigning before the Iowa...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The candidates continued an all-out blitz to the finish line before tomorrow's Iowa caucuses as polls continued to show tight races, the AP reports. All three leading Democrats took out dinner-hour ads on TV. "After all the town meetings, the pie and coffee, it all comes down to this: Who is ready to be president and ready to start solving the big challenges we face on Day 1?" asked Clinton.

Obama, meanwhile, pitched himself as a "leader who will bring us together," while Edwards' ad used a laid-off worker to push the candidate's populist message. Republicans also pressed familiar messages. "You just don't know what is going to happen," said Mitt Romney, who's locked in a tight contest with Mike Huckabee. The latter will appear on Leno tonight, while Clinton will make a taped cameo on Letterman.