Eyes on Palin as Day 3 of One Nation tour unfolds
Sarah Palin's "One Nation" tour has drawn a lot of attention in recent days, leaving political analysts mystified, while supporters and detractors alike wait to see if Alaska's former governor will decide to run for President.
Now in its third day, there appears to be no more answers than when Palin first embarked on the journey. Today, she is expected to visit Civil War battlefields and make a stop at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. While Palin has claimed that the tour isn't meant to play a game with the media spotlight, The Washington Post speculates that it may be an image re-building tour before an announcement of candidacy for the 2012 Presidential elections.
When asked about the possibility that she would run for President on Monday, Palin evaded the question.
"I don't know, I honestly don't know. It's still a matter of considering much – there truly is a lot to consider before you throw your name out there in the name of service because it's so all consuming," she said, according to Politico.
The list of stops for the One Nation tour has been just as coy. Followers often don't know if Palin will be in the area until she is already there or has passed the location completely.
Forty-four-year-old Tami Furr, a Palin supporter, showed some frustration when she missed her favorite firebrand.
"I think she should be letting the reporters know [where she is]," she told Politico. "She does things differently than the old boys did. That's her style, but it would have been nice to shake her hand."
And how do other potential GOP front-runners feel about the trip? Representative Michelle Bachmann told ABC's Good Morning America that she isn't worried about having to contend against Sarah Palin. She said that she compares herself to President Obama, not any other possible Republican candidates.