Sarah Palin in Iowa: Top volunteer 'can’t see her sitting this one out'
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, may be the "First Dude," but according to some the former governor has "a man in Iowa" and that man believes that the hockey mom will run for the White House in 2012.
Peter Singleton, a lawyer from California is the mysterious "man in Iowa" who says he has never met Palin but has been working tirelessly to help the conservative organize in the Hawkeye state.
Singleton who helped organize Wednesday's premiere screening of the Palin film "The Undefeated" seems to have no problem comparing the former beauty queen with the likes of Winston Churchill and George Washington.
"She’s the right person at this time,” Singleton told the Telegraph on Wednesday in Iowa. “If you look back at Churchill’s time, in 1938 Churchill was unelectable, in 1940 he was indispensable.
“I can’t see her sitting this one out,” he added. “The stakes are too high. It goes back to 1940. Can you see Churchill sitting it out? It’s unthinkable. Can you see George Washington in 1776 sitting it out? Unthinkable. He wanted to be back on his farm, but they said we need you to be president of the republic.”
In April, the Wall Street Journal did a profile on Singleton where those interviewed agreed that he was who he appeared to be. "When it comes to Palin in Iowa, it's pretty much Peter Singleton," Iowa Tea Party Director Ryan Rhodes told the paper. "The guy is everywhere."
For the Record, 5:35 p.m. June 29: The headline on an earlier version of this post said, "Sarah Palin will enter the 2012 race, says 'her man in Iowa.' " The revised headline is meant to better reflect his unofficial role in supporting Palin.
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Photo: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets supporters during a barbecue after the screening of the film "The Undefeated" in Pella, Iowa, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. The documentary is about her time as governor and her ascent as a national political figure. Credit: AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Andrea Melendez