Yes, I know she hasn't announced it yet. I also know no one is actually reading this because once they finished reading the title, their media-induced Pavlovian response either told them to shut their eyes while it plays some hilarious Colbert Report segment or Tina Fey impersonation, or they just glazed over and thought to themselves "well, I knew Jim was a retarded hick/Glenn Beck sycophant, I just didn't think it was that bad," and moved on. (If you are still reading this, you are a true friend, and I wasn't making fun of you, I was making fun of my "other" friends, I mean, uh...Californians)
Quite simply, she's the only national politician/candidate I see that's fighting both of these out of control parties.
Here we are, barely a month after the election, and the Republicans still don't get it. We don't want someone to go and play nice in the sandbox with the bullies, we want attack dogs to get in and clear the place out! Now that we actually can block legislation, instead of only being accused of it by the Democrat super-majority, we damn well better! These first two years are critical for the life of the Republican party, because if they don't pull their heads out, they're on track to follow the Whigs, and you will see the Tea Party replace it.
If there's one thing above all else that I hope I can get across to people, it's that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and conservatives cannot afford to be silent anymore - about anything. None of the other "front-runners" have shown that they're willing to do this. Romney, Paul, Huckabee, and especially Gingrich are all too willing to volunteer for the short end of the stick.
The only other "national" politician that I would consider right now would have to be Chris Christie, because I think Palin might pull her punches a bit. Other than that, we'll have to see what pops up these next two years.