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News out today that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be launching a multi-city tour hitting spots up and down the east coast including New Hampshire. The long Memorial Day weekend will be fitting for many 2012 candidates to get out and about at gatherings all over the country and it appears Palin is not wasting this opportunity. She’ll be traveling in style in a red, white and blue bus emblazoned with “One Nation Under God, Indivisible, With Liberty & Justice For All.”

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Report from CNN:

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Not two days ago, Sarah Palin was all but written off as a possible presidential contender by the national media and Republican insiders who considered the field of 2012 candidates to be settled.

Now, fittingly, one of the country’s most unpredictable political figures is preparing to prove them wrong.

CNN has learned that Palin has quietly laid the groundwork for a nationwide tour, beginning this weekend in the nation’s capital, that will once again thrust her into the national spotlight as she decides whether to seek the GOP nomination.

Billed as a “One Nation Tour,” the multi-city journey will take the former Alaska governor to a series of historical sites along the East Coast “that were key to the formation, survival and growth of the United States of America,” a Palin source told CNN.

Other stops may be added along the tour, which is primed to garner a flood of media attention thanks to the slow-starting presidential race.

The tour will begin over Memorial Day weekend, during Sunday’s Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, an annual pilgrimage of bikers to honor fallen soldiers and prisoners of war.

News of the tour comes as speculation about Palin’s presidential intentions reaches fever pitch.

It seems to me that even as much as the media hates Sarah Palin, they are driving her potential candidacy more than anyone else since she drives their ratings. We’ll keep you posted next week as to what this tour turns into. Could we be witnessing the beginning of a Palin 2012 campaign? That would certainly be a game changer.

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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