“Despite the doubts of the press corps, Cain continues winning over converts among Republicans in early primary states. In New Hampshire, John DiStaso of the Manchester Union Leader recently reported that "veteran GOP operative and former congressional staffer David Tille has become active" for Cain, whom he met during one of the candidate’s recent visits there. The Politico‘s Smith took notice of Iowa GOP operative Tim Albrecht’s prediction that Cain "is going to have some serious legs" in that state. Cain’s supporters have already begun organizing in early primary states. "We have people on the ground in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and will soon have people on the ground in Nevada," Cain told The American Spectator in an interview last week. "We are going to run a bottoms-up, outside-the-box campaign.… My strength at this point is the grassroots support that I have across this country."