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Analysts speculate on a Palin Presidential bid

by Adam Russett on May 27, 2011

Sarah Palin captured the spotlight of the national media in 2008 as John McCain's choice for a vice president, and she has been a talking point. Whether she was filming her reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, or rallying Tea Party loyals at various conventions, Palin has shown that she is as versatile as she is unpredictable.

Nowadays, all eyes are turned on her to see if she will announce her bid for the Presidency. Most suspect that she will run as a Republican contender. So far, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty have announced that they would be running.

Palin recently embarked on what The Washington Post is calling a "magical mystery tour," or, as Palin calls it, the "One Nation" tour. She plans to travel by coach bus to historical sites across the Northeast of the United States and speak to Americans about how they are part of one nation, under God.

Some of the stops include the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the Rolling Thunder motorcycle convention in D.C. and sites in New Hampshire.

The Post acknowledges that favor for Palin has drooped as of late, and speculates that the tour may be less of an inspirational journey than a "rebuild-my-image tour in advance of a presidential campaign."

There is also the fact that Palin authorized a full-length feature film about herself, which will premier in Iowa in June, according to The Montreal Gazette. So far, she told Fox News that she is thinking about running.

"I do have the fire in my belly," Palin said. "I want to make sure America is put back on the right track and we will do that by defeating Obama in 2012." 

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