CBS devoted half of its newscast to a round-up from the campaign trail. It led off from Iowa with Democrats, Jim Axelrod with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Dean Reynolds (at the tail of the Axelrod videostream) with Barack Obama. Reynolds saw Obama scale back on his intensity, confident in his "belief that he has won a major argument of this campaign, that voters want a candidate who can lead the country in a new direction over one with more experience." Axelrod reported that Rodham Clinton's strategy is to appeal as much to voters' "hearts as to the heads" by emphasizing "her softer side." An unnamed "senior" advisor told Axelrod: "It was a hard sell to get her to open up personally on the stump." From Washington, Bob Schieffer advised CBS anchor Katie Couric not to be misled by all the Iowa publicity lavished on those two: "John Edwards has been campaigning out there longer than he was in the United States Senate."
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