By land and by air, candidates target Iowa voters

Iowans who’ve been listening to the radio and watching television have been receiving the advertising messages of the presidential candidates for months.  It appears the candidates are starting to increase their direct mail to likely Iowa Caucus-goers.

Last weekend, New York Senator Hillary Clinton sent out a letter explaining her vote on the resolution which declared Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. 

Now, Illinois Senator Barack Obama is sending many of the same people a little something in the mail.  It’s a piece (featuring two photos of Obama) that directly confronts Clinton over than Iran resolution.  Here is what it says: "While others went along, Obama opposed Bush’s war plans. Barack Obama is the ONLY major candidate for president to oppose both the Iraq War from the very start and the Senate amendment that raises the risk of war with Iran. While other Democrats voted for for the Kyl-Lieberman Amendment,
Barack Obama opposed another Bush foreign policy fiasco. ‘Why is this amendment so dangerous? Because George Bush and Dick Cheney could use this language to justify keeping our troops in Iraq as long as they can point to a threat from Iran. And because they could use this language to justify an attack on Iran as a part of the ongoing war in Iraq.’ – Barack Obama." It concludes with the words "Judgment we can trust."

Arizona Senator John McCain is mailing out a piece to Iowans as well, highlighting McCain’s "Courageous Service" and declaring that he is a "consistent conservative."  (That "consistent conservative" declaration is made three times.)  McCain’s campaign says 100,000 Iowa households should get these mailers on Wednesday.

All of this in addition to the DVDs Iowans have been getting in the mail these past few months from the likes of Romney, Obama and Ron Paul.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.