As the day of the Iowa caucus barrels towards us, the pressure of the campaign is starting to make some of the candidates says some things a little loopy.

First, as I posted the other day, Fred Thompson really didn’t care to run for President, even as his bus tours the wintery towns and farms of Iowa.

Mitt Romney has made us well aware of the mutiple foreign policy gaffes of Mike Huckabee, who in a few days managed to tell us that martial law still existed in Pakistan when it was lifted and then echoed calls for a Mexican border fence to keep Pakistani illegal immigrants from entering the United States, even though their numbers are fairly low.

Well the latest is from Mr. Flowbee himself, John Edwards, who apparently thinks that Barack Obama is too “nice” to be president:

“I hear people say you can sit at a table with these people, negotiate with them, and they will volunteer their power away,” Edwards said. “That is a complete fantasy. You can’t ‘nice’ these people to death.”

Perhaps hard-nosed negotiations at a hair salon would be more effective?