Is Sarah Palin Running For President?

Washington, DC- It's fair to say Sarah Palin is no stranger to the national spotlight. So as you might imagine her latest U-S bus tour is creating quite a stir.

Many are curious to see if the former Republican Vice Presidential nominee will make a bid for a 2012 presidential run.

"It isn't a campaign bus! 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," said Palin.

Her explanation hasn't stopped speculation surrounding the former Alaska Governor's bus tour. Palin recently made stops in DC, Baltimore and Gettysburg, all the while, fielding questions about a presidential run.

When asked what did she think the odds were that she would run, Palin Replied, "Oh, I don't know; I honestly don't know. It's still a matter of looking at the field and considering much."

Political experts believe Palin's tour is a way to test the waters.

"Seems like she is traveling around the country and meeting supporters and seeing really if there is enough support out there for a run. It's also, insiders tell me, a way for her to test it out on her family, see if they're okay with the rigors of a campaign, see if they're going to come together," said Shushannah Welsh, contributor for the Daily Beast.

Some say there's no question the tour is part of her plan to become the GOP nominee.

"Why else would she do it?" A family vacation with a big bus no - you know.

It's expected that Palin's bus tour will eventually take her to New Hampshire and Iowa, two key states in the race for the White House.