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Candidates Show Voters How to Caucus

It's no secret that the caucus process can be confusing. In an effort to help potential participants in Iowa and Nevada, the Democratic frontrunners have produced creative "how-to" videos to explain the process.

Hillary Clinton's video -- "Caucusing is Easy" -- debuted two weeks ago. Husband Bill exercises and eats a hamburger, former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack dances (awfully), Hillary sings the national anthem (awfully), and several supporters explain the process:

The video produced by John Edwards is longer, and stars cartoon characters Joe and Jane, who are Edwards precinct captains. The video reminds supporters to encourage young voters to participate, to check caucus locations on the campaign's Iowa Web site, encourages precinct captains to bring free food, references Iowa's chilly weather, and reminds folks to record the Orange Bowl football game, which airs the same night as the Caucus:

Barack Obama has produced "how-to" videos for both the Iowa and Nevada caucuses. Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, the Silver State's caucus will be held Jan. 19.

Both videos start with an introduction from Obama, and star Gordon Fischer, a prominent Iowa Democratic activist (profiled in Tuesday's editions of the Chicago Sun-Times). Fischer leads a "Mock Caucus" with supporters of Red, Blue, and Green candidates, while a narrator describes the process:

The Iowa Caucus Video:

The Nevada Caucus Video:

Which of these "how-to" videos do you like? Do you think they help explain the process? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  December 4, 2007; 10:01 AM ET Barack Obama , Campaign Trail , Hillary Rodham Clinton , John Edwards , YouTube
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Posted by: vote4mikehuckabee | December 8, 2007 10:33 PM

Wow on the spam. This comment section was supposed to be for which video is the most instructive, but...wow.

Posted by: RK | December 10, 2007 2:15 PM

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