Telegraph, United Kingdom, 02/01/2008
In a year-long campaign, the former North Carolina senator has been largely overlooked by a national media enthralled by the battle between the more glamorous Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. But within Iowa it has always been a different story.
Mr Edwards, who came second in the state in 2004 before becoming John Kerry's vice-presidential candidate, has consistently performed strongly in the polls and, according to insiders from all three camps, could sneak a surprise victory tonight.
His main hope is that the new caucus-goers - women for the former First Lady and young people for the senator aiming to become the first black president - do not turn out in the numbers predicted.