Sarah Palin has not said if she will enter the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but a growing number of GOP insiders feel she will.
Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove and tea party organizer Peter Singleton are both among the list of people who think she'll be in, and soon.
Rove said on "Fox News Sunday" that he would bet on it.
"Well, I'm not much of a gambler but the schedule she's got next week in Iowa looks like that of candidate, not celebrity," Rove told host Bret Baier.
Rove noted the video her PAC released Friday, which reaches out to Iowa voters. That video "strikes me as pre-presidential campaign," Rove said.
Palin is planning to speak at the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" rally in Iowa September 3, which Singleton says could signal her entry.We're confident she'll run, and we've worked to build that really strong grassroots base that you have to build for a candidate to be successful."
"Labor Day will kick off the Republican campaign for the nomination," Singleton told National Review. "She is going to make a major, major speech."
One that will refudiate so many Obama policies, no doubt.
If Sarah does run, we can guarantee three things:
- She's going to have a tough time overtaking the likes of fellow GOP candidates Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry.
- See will lay on the folksy, you-betcha charm.
- Mercede Johnston will have a field day.
What do you think? Palin in 2012?