Conspiracy theories have been flying about whether or not the leaked memo about Hillary possibly skipping Iowa was
– a gambit design to lower Iowa expectations
– an attempt of sabotage by a rival campaign
– something leaked to a rival campaign that was always intended to get leaked to the press in order to lower expectations
Weirdly, it’s the last option that seems the most credible, in terms of facts on hand: the Times’ Nagourney said he got the memo from a rival campaign, but, you know, the episode seems to fit into a “lower expectations” mode. I talked to someone close to the campaign and this person told me, “the campaign is happy that people think we’re that smart.”
Or do they just want us to think they’re not that smart, therefore proving they’re freaking geniuses????
Wheels within wheels, my friends, wheels within wheels.