Of course Perry doesn’t have more executive experience than all the others combined. Palin and Romney both have plenty of executive experience. And I think you’re very wrong about Palin not running or having a narrow base, but we will see.
Her very short Gubernatorial career from a state with only 663,000 people and being a Mayor of a town with barely 7800 residents, is hardly what can be boasted about as “major” executive experience.
Remembering the 2008 elections, the biggest complaint the electorate and the MSM had was Palin’s lack of experience. Nothing has changed since. In fact, because she has been out of office for more than 2 years will become a much bigger issue.