@jonathan: I always have the sensation that you behave like a priest; a priest who believes to know the only thruth and that nothing else than that thruth is allowed. Behaviour like that kills discussions and is not very productive.
@xaero: Yeah. I was only pointing out that experience doesn't guarantee anything.
Well experience means that a leader can "potentially" make informed decisions but doesn't necessarily mean they will.
Sarah Palin is well liked in Alaska and her high approval rating there can be attributed by that. She relates well to her people and understands their issues.
President-elect Obama has little experience and his vice president has had experience at being wrong on important issues and "fabricating facts".