Sarah Palin has revealed that she is motivated to run for Presidency in 2012 but is yet to make an official decision due to "practical family decisions that have to be made". When being asked by Greta Van Sustren on Fox's 'On the Record' (20 May 2011) if Sarah Palin had ''the fire in her belly', she replied: "I think my problem is that I do have the fire in my belly. I am so adamantly supportive of the good, traditional things about America and our free enterprise system, and I want to make sure that America is put back on the right track, and we only do that by defeating Obama in 2012. I have that fire in my belly."

However simultaneously, Palin revealed that she has not made a decision yet due to the logistics of her family: "It's a matter for me of some kind of practical, pragmatic decisions that have to be made. One is, with a large family, understanding the huge amount of scrutiny and the sacrifices that have to be made on my children's part in order to see their mama run for president. But yes, the fire in the belly? It's there!"

Sarah Palin has five children with her husband Todd, including sons Track and Trig Paxson Van, and daughters Bristol Sheeran Marie, Willow and Piper. The whole family currently appear on reality TV show, 'Sarah Palin's Alaska'.