Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Shushannah Walshe: Sarah Palin the Undefeated

“I’ve got a mission. I want to see us elect the right leader.”
In her Wednesday Daily Beast column, Shushannah Walshe notes that although Sarah Palin doesn't seem to be in any hurry to announce her decision about running in 2012, that's not stopping her devoted and determined supporters in Iowa from working the state for her, even if it means packing up and moving there:
Insiders continue to stress that a decision probably will not be announced before fall, but even they concede they may find out right before the rest of the world.

Palin has no paid staff on the ground in the crucial state, but that does not mean she doesn’t have people working on her behalf—quite the contrary. She has an army of volunteers, led by an attorney from California who has completely relocated to Iowa to organize for Palin.

Peter Singleton has fully committed himself to the task, even though he says he has never met Palin. Surprisingly, he didn’t even take the opportunity to meet her at the screening, although he helped the team of conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon—who put up $1 million of his own money to make the film—organize invites for the post-screening barbecue. “She doesn’t need to talk to me to have my support,” he explained.

Singleton spends his days and nights going to county GOP meetings across the state and urging caucus-goers to support Palin…all before she has made up her mind, at least according to the former governor.

“I’ve got a mission. I want to see us elect the right leader. The stakes are incredibly high and I think she is our best candidate,” Singleton told The Daily Beast.

Peter Singleton and his Iowa chapter of O4P are indeed on a mission. Their groundbreaking ground pounding in Iowa should serve as an inspiration to grassroots Palin supporters across the nation. Game on!

- JP

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