Sarah Palin Nationwide Tour
Naturally, lots of people are drawing conclusions anyway. Speculation that the Alaskan will run has been building all week, following news that she bought a home in Arizona and will have a flattering biopic about her accomplishments as governor premiere in Iowa next month.
The roadtrip, intended to "promote the Fundamental Restoration of America," according to her website, will last several weeks, and, Politico's Ben Smith notes, "on purpose or by accident" will step "all over [Michele] Bachmann's ramp-up." Bachmann, seen as a more intense version of Palin, will likely announce if she's running in June.