Again, Romney appeals to independents. His whole career has been about growth. Wether it's with Dominos Pizza and Staples or the Utah Olympics. We need a President that understands the global economy and how to compete with emerging markets.
Sarah gets a bump among Republicans who would rather go on a suicide mission to feed their ideology instead of beat Obama. Independents will never accept Palin. Here's some of the article.
An announcement bump for Mitt Romney and a bus-tour boost for Sarah Palin put the pair atop the field for the Republican presidential nomination. But while their primary standings are similar, their broader prospects for election look vastly different.
Romney appears formidable: In a general-election trial heat in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll he runs evenly with Barack Obama among all Americans, and numerically outpoints him, 49-46 percent, among registered voters -- not a statistically significant lead, given sampling error, but a clear reflection of Obama's vulnerability to a well-positioned challenger.
Romney, though, is the only Republican to run that well; Obama leads all other potential opponents tested in this poll -- Palin, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman. Palin fares worst, trailing Obama by 17 points among all adults, 15 points among registered voters.
Palin does worse than Huntsman in a general election. 64% of the American People said they will definately not vote for Palin and 63% said she's unqualified for the job.
This is very important because beating Obama has to be the first priority for the good of the Country not to feed your ideology. Sarah Palin is a caricature fairly or unfairly and that's why a Romney/Rubio ticket would give Republicans the White House for 16 years.