South Dakota War College recently mentioned a presidential poll that discussed something that has puzzled me a bit; the "experience" issue. Experience at what? Of the few jobs that remotely prepare someone for the Presidency, the candidates come out about even. Both McCain and Obama have legislative experience; McCain just has more. Neither has been Vice-President, a Governor, a Cabinet officer, or head of a large corporation. I suppose people could be thinking of life experience, but after a certain age you're not learning that much more; you're just trying to remember it.
There are only two Constitutionally eligible people with actual experience; Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush. Anyone else will be learning on the job. You may choose the candidate you think can learn it best, but as with past elections like this one, it will be a projection based on a lack of comparable information. The Republic has survived this system so far, and will again.