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.
Fortunately, she knows better than that it is the role of the government to manage the economy. The wisdom of the voters has long been that serving as governor is the best preparation for the presidency. And the size of the state isn’t really an issue. She got more substantial done in the her 2 1/2+ years as governor than Perry got done in his 10 years—and not nearly only because AK’s guv is a true executive position, while TX’s is not.
The GOP Establishment is now excited about a Christie presidency when he’s had far less political and executive experience than Palin’s had, which exposes that the complaints about Palin’s experience were actually trumped up all along.