But that trend also makes this gotv mission largely needle-in-haystack.
Nobody goes to their caucus unless they have been dragged, kicking and screaming, by a well-oiled campaign gotv effort.
He declared himself “satisfied with that scenario” noting that his campaign had a “better gotv operation.”
McCain ran a 20th century gotv campaign—phone calls and mailings to supporters were the key metric.
But who knows what gotv voodoo is being worked under the radar.
Despite the fact that Newt is leading in the polls nationally, his gotv efforts are non-existent in Iowa.
That investigation is now closed, and the gotv operation has been folded back into the regular party apparatus.
Coming from Wisconsin, a place with a strong tradition of grassroots gotv activity, Priebus knows all this is essential.