But what about Hillary Clinton? Her Midwest Co-Chair, Jerry Crawford, told me she would not be here caucus night. He said she needs to get to New Hampshire. But a campaign spokesman, Mark Daley, told me he thought she would be here that night. What’s the story? Sunday morning, I had the rare chance to sit down with her to ask for myself (btw, this is only the second time this entire campaign I’ve done that with her–I’ve talked with Edwards and Obama dozens of times over that duration). Here’s our exchange:
Dave, “On caucus night, I’ve heard from some in your campaign who say you will have to go to New Hampshire early. Some say you will be here. Will you be here on caucus night?”
Clinton, “Well, my plan, right now, is to be in Iowa on caucus night. It’s certainly what I’m planning to do. I want to thank, you know, the Iowans who have supported me, so many have volunteered for me, everyone who caucused for me, everyone who went to the trouble to drive somebody else there…I just want to thank Iowans for everything they did for me this past year.”
So that’s a “yes”?
Updated: 7:26pm Campaign spokesman Mark Daley emailed: “She WILL be there.”