I've been saying this for weeks.. the only ones who think Palin is the GOP front runner are the liberals.
Right Turn - The myth of Palin's frontrunner status
...conservatives suspect there's also some mischief-making afoot -- the desire by liberal-leaning members of the media and the White House to make Palin the symbol of the Republican Party, which they are convinced will translate into her presidential run, her nomination and a shellacking for the GOP at the polls in 2012...
...the notion that she is a frontrunner is an eye-roller for most elected GOP officials (Chris Christie tipped his hand a bit on late-night TV) and even for many fans who furiously defended her against what conservatives saw as excessive and unfair criticism during the 2008 race.
Talking heads and mainstream reporters who are certain that Palin will be the nominee may not be looking to make trouble for the GOP. They are just behind the curve. In six months, when the field is better defined, we'll see who might emerge from the pack. Right now the frontrunner is "none of the above."