Sarah Palin was in our backyard last Wednesday, along with Newmax founder Christopher Ruddy.

“Former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is raising new speculation in conservative circles that she is already preparing for a 2012 presidential bid. In the latest and clearest example of her plans, Palin met with some 50 national conservative leaders Wednesday in Palm Beach, Florida where she discussed economic and diplomatic policy and led some to declare that she’s in the race.

“This was an indication that she’s strongly considering running,” said one insider. “She was very knowledgeable and gave intelligent answers, despite how she’s been characterized,” added the insider. “And she was extremely charming.”

Which was an understatement. She was more than charming, she was absolutely presidential. However many are expecting her to announce her run soon after the midterms, so as not to steal any press away from conservative candidate before the elections.

But let’s put the speculation to rest. Sarah Palin IS running for President in 2012.