12/15/2007 12:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rollin' Like It's 1845

This video is published on Why Tuesday? as well as OffTheBus.

Oh, to be an election reform advocate in Iowa. How ever to break the ice and get people to notice that our voting system is broken? That the United States ranks in the bottom 20% of all nations in voter participation? That only 50% of eligible Americans have voted since World War II?

Here's how: This week we arrived in Johnston, Iowa to cover the Des Moines Register presidential debates by horse-drawn carriage. Why did we show up in these 19th century wheels? Watch the video for the answer.

Why Tuesday? is an effort to make election reform an issue that our politicians cannot afford to avoid. Read more from OffTheBus by clicking here.