College Newspaper Editors Weigh In on Campaigns

College newspaper editors explain how the 2008 presidential campaigns are playing out on their school campuses. Students report from schools located in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, where the candidates have been spending significant amounts of time and money.

David Montgomery at Grinnell College in Iowa, Elise Waxenberg at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and Jess Davis from the University of South Carolina talk with host Andrea Seabrook.

Collegians Get Front-Row Seats to National Politics

The biggest party on college campuses? Well if you're in New Hampshire or Iowa, there are two — Democrats and Republicans.

Iowa's caucuses and New Hampshire's primary have a particular impact on national politics because of their front-and-center positions on the election calendar. Presidential candidates criss-cross the states, from county fairs to coffee shops to college campuses – making student leaders especially important to meet. Students often provide the man- and woman-power in elections, and two such students have met more candidates than many precinct captains.

Gregory Boguslavsky, a Dartmouth student and the president of the New Hampshire College Republicans, and Atul Nakhasi, student and president of the College Democrats at the University of Iowa, talk with Scott Simon.



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