The story quotes Andy Davis, political director for Palin’s Sarah PAC, as saying, “The idea that we’re not in Iowa is inaccurate.”
But Davis told The Des Moines Register today that his point was to correct the perception that Palin’s advisers have not been in communication with activists in the leadoff presidential caucus state.
“We’re doing the things we need to do to help her if she decides to go,” Davis said.
Davis has kept in touch with Iowa supporters throughout the last several months, going back to before she headlined the Iowa Republican Party’s fall fundraiser in September.
But Davis said he is not executing a plan that involves talking with potential staff for the caucuses, which other prospects have begun doing.
Why are Palin aides doing this, if Sarah has no plans to run?
Answer: Freeze out Mike Pence, Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels while Sarah considers whether she wants to run or not.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has tasked her aides with quietly gauging her level of support for a potential presidential campaign by making inquiries to a select pool of likely allies and grassroots activists in Iowa, RealClearPolitics has learned.
Key Republican officials and operatives in the nation’s first voting state had begun to assume that Palin would not run for president in 2012 since most of them have not heard a word from her or from her small circle of aides, even as other likely candidates have begun jockeying more forcefully behind the scenes. But a Palin adviser confirmed that although the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee’s footprint has not been as heavy as that of other possible candidates, her political action committee has indeed been taking discreet steps in Iowa that would help her build a credible campaign here if she decided to launch one.
“The idea that we’re not in Iowa is inaccurate,” SarahPAC adviser Andy Davis told RealClearPolitics.
But, the fact is Sarah Palin HAS been in Iowa and is going to Nevada, an early GOP Presidential Caucus state.
And, why not run?
The ONLY question will be: Can Sarah Palin BEAT Barack Obama?