Sarah Palin has kept to herself during the recent months except for contributing to Fox News and occasional posts on Facebook. But her buying a house in Arizona, reportedly, to centre her campaign and the recent release of a biographical documentary have led to a good amount of speculation. Palin, along with her family, took part in the Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” in Washington DC, whipping up talk that it could be a PR effort to measure her popularity in the candidature scale for the 2012 presidential election.

Sarah Palin has never hit the headlines for her intellectual competence. But she has managed to stay dear to the hearts of conservatives of America ever since she was introduced to the US politics by what the liberals often term as 'a Republican electoral gimmick'. From being a novice in the tactical ways of the US politics, Sarah Palin has emerged to be a major factor who can keep the political and media circles guessing about her plans on running for the Presidency.

Candidates announced by the Republicans so far have clearly not been impressive or exhaustive which gives way for Sarah Palin to announce her presidential bid on a later date. Given her connection with conservatives and extremely high media visibility, being in the shadows of the campaign and joining later might actually work out better for Palin.

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Texas Governor Rick Perry are among the tentative Republican candidates. With an almost similar political branding as Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann commands superior intellectual authority comparing to the latter.

With a recent Gallup poll that showing her almost tying with Mitt Romney, it isn't really late for this conservative pet to try her luck running for the White House. When everyone seems to agree on influential force that she is, the moot question remains: How far will Sarah Palin go?