One of the campaigns has taken to calling me the "Size Guru;" that can be interpreted any number of ways.

But John Edwards drew more than 1,000 people to a Des Moines rally tonight.

And there are no Illinois license plates in the parking lot...

(The size estimate comes from a CBS News reporter on the scene...not from the erstwhile Edwards campaign.)

Earlier in the day, 200 showed up to hear Edwards in Muscatine, 300 showed up at a small venue in Washington, where staircases and even a second floor were used for overflow crowds; and then 300 in Knoxville, where the campaign claims they expected 125.

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