Who’s Inexperienced?

This AP/GfK poll finds John McCain with a four-point lead over Barack Obama, which is typical these days. But this observation is interesting:

Eighty percent say McCain, with nearly three decades in Congress, has the right experience to be president. Just 46 percent say Obama, now in his fourth year in the Senate, is experienced enough.

Fully 47 percent say Obama lacks the proper experience — an even worse reading than the 36 percent who had the same criticism about McCain running mate Sarah Palin, serving her second year as Alaska governor after being a small-town mayor.

This is the problem with the Democrats’ attempt to attack Governor Palin’s purported inexperience: she is, by any reasonable standard, better qualified for the Presidency than Barack Obama. And if experience is what voters are looking for, McCain is the obvious choice.

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