Every Democratic state party holds an annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner, but Iowa's is particularly special. The importance of the Iowa Caucuses attracts potential presidential candidates.
Last night, former President Bill Clinton tried to energize Democrats at the dinner in Des Moines. His presence in Iowa was no accident. Mr. Clinton's wife, the junior senator from New York, is the front-runner for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, and it's never too soon to campaign for support in Iowa's early caucuses.