The Caucus Is Coming, and So Are the Loonies

John Edwards is trying to distance himself from handwritten fliers posted on the Iowa State University campus.

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John Edwards is trying to distance himself from handwritten fliers posted on the Iowa State University campus that read, "Vote for the White Man," and also used racist and sexist terms to refer to other candidates (presumably Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton), the Iowa State Daily reports.

Meanwhile, Obama has been entreating out-of-state University of Iowa students to return to Hawkeye-land to participate in the caucus, which happens to fall during the winter break, the Daily Iowan reports. As a baffled Obama deflects criticism from the other candidates for his call to action, the university isn't doing much to help the Illinois senator's cause: Most dorms will remain closed to students hoping to return to caucus.