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It's Caucus Time!

By Steve Grove

Head of News and Politics

It may be freezing cold in Iowa right now, but that's not stopping voters from bundling up and heading out to caucus for their favorite candidates. This year, for the first time ever, you can join them on YouTube.

Along with Iowa's largest daily newspaper, The Des Moines Register, we're collecting voter videos from caucus-goers to give you a voter's-eye-view of what the caucuses are all about. From analysis to voter interviews to political raps, Iowans are making their voices heard on YouTube. You can watch these videos on the Register's YouTube channel and/or check out some of the best ones we've seen so far here:

And starting today, voters across the state will be uploading footage from the actual caucuses themselves (cameras are allowed inside), so if you've ever bemoaned the early influence of Iowa on the U.S. presidential nomination process, this is your chance to get an inside view of what takes place.

If you're not sure how the caucuses work, you need to go no further than our You Choose '08 platform, where several of the candidates have posted instructional videos on "how to caucus."

As Iowans kick off the nominating process, keep track of everything right here on YouTube -- and stay tuned for the next big political event of the season: the New Hampshire Primaries on Tuesday, January 8.


Steve G. aka Citizentube