Palin Soldiers on as Diminished Figure in GOP
By Robert Costa
The Washington Post April 29, 2014
CLIVE, Iowa — Inspired by the possibility of a Sarah Palin presidential run, Peter Singleton moved to this suburban community from California in November 2010 and booked an extended stay at the Days Inn on 114th Street. Palin was a tea party queen-maker at the time, and true believers such as Singleton could sense a bid for the White House. For the next 10 months, he rallied Iowans to the cause.
But there would be no second political act for Palin, and many supporters have moved on. Singleton said he still admires the former Alaska governor and follows her on Facebook, but politically she holds little sway over him. Singleton didn’t even bother to attend Palin’s speech Sunday afternoon a short drive from here because he disagreed with her endorsement in Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senate primary.