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May 31st, 2011
08:01 AM ET

Decoding Sarah Palin's bus tour – is this a sign of her 2012 plans?

Sarah Palin is once again drawing crowds and creating buzz. But is this all a sign that she hopes to run for President in 2012?

Palin roared back into the political spotlight on the back of a Harley on Sunday, taking part in the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C. With a large bus, iconic American back-drops and hundreds of passionate supporters at every stop - her tour has all the trappings of a Presidential campaign. But Palin insists that's not what this is.

"This isn't a campaign bus," she says. "This is a bus to be able to express to America how much we appreciate our foundation and to invite more people to be interested in all that is good about America."

On American Morning this morning, Jim Geraghty, a conservative writer and contributor for the National Review Online, talks with Kiran Chetry about what this could all mean for Palin's political aspirations.

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  1. Cathie

    Until Sarah Palin throws her hat in the ring for president , she is NOT news. So CNN should stop covering this now and cover stories that really are news!

    June 1, 2011 at 11:01 am |
  2. wetfuse13485

    If you stop following the bus, she will come to you. Sarah Palin is a attention hound and she needs you more that you need her media agencies. Have we not had enough of this yet or have you media agencies just lost your guts to say enough of the bull with this lady that is self promoting herself for just another book or tv deal..


    May 31, 2011 at 9:37 am |
  3. Terry Mergenthal

    Carol Costello made an excellent point on the show this morning: what would happen if the press stopped chasing Sarah Palin's bus tour? Every morning my puppy steals a shoe so I will "chase" him. Guess what? If I ignore him, he sits patiently, waiting for me to notice. He even starts following me, shoe in mouth. If the press stops chasing this sad, needy woman, I guarantee they'll have more access to her than they can handle. Or, we want.

    May 31, 2011 at 9:24 am |
  4. Professor

    WTF is wrong with the media...."Palin's political aspirations"....with polls showing >80% of people DISLIKING Palin, the medias rating is becoming about the same!

    May 31, 2011 at 9:21 am |
  5. Gail Kirchner

    I just want to say that if CNN would stop trying to follow Sarah Palin and what she's up to, maybe she wouldn't get so much coverage. I don't want to know anything she's doing. She should just go back to Alaska.

    May 31, 2011 at 9:16 am |
  6. Mark

    Who cares. CNN, go find some good news to talk about

    May 31, 2011 at 9:15 am |