Obama Writes Opinion Piece For Iowa Student Newspaper

3618384Barack Obama, who has been courting college students in his effort to win the Jan. 3rd Iowa caucuses, has penned an opinion piece for the Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa's student newspaper.

As UWIRE reported, the column touts Obama's positions on student loans, health care, Iraq, the environment, and other issues.

"Under my plan, if you graduate and don't find a job that provides health insurance right away, you can stay on your parents' insurance until you're 25," he wrote.

On December 4th, Iowa State's student newspaper, the Iowa State Daily, endorsed Obama. "Obama has not been afraid to throw a lot of his time and resources into trying to invigorate the younger crowd," noted the editors.

Students will be on vacation on the caucus date, but Obama has encouraged those who live out of state to return to campus early to caucus for him.

As UWIRE notes, at an appearance at Iowa State, Obama sought to reassure college students who might feel that they are not welcome at the caucuses.

""Don't let people tell you that you can't caucus," he said. "You're Iowa students, you can be Iowa caucus-goers."