Civil rights activist the Reverend Al Sharpton is visiting Iowa, a possible prelude to a democrat presidential campaign. Sharpton spoke before a group of 30 this morning in Des Moines, many of whom were black ministersSharpton said it wasn’t time to study history but to make history.Sharpton met with advisors in Philadelphia this past weekend to talk about a possible run for the presidency.Sharpton says he’s tired of seeing republican elephants with donkey overcoats, and he’s running to bring the democrat party back to its Rainbow Coalition base.During a news conference afterwards, Sharpton said he’ll appeal to more than just blacks, while at the same time solidifying the black vote for democrats.Sharpton said the party needs to get beyond “race track politics” and start addressing issues that’re important to the nation’s survival.