How people can say palin is a great pick is beyond me. I guess only if you agree with me that the majority of the american people are dumb on politics. When i look at these picks i see a huge difference. Obama made a choice to have a vp that filled a gap in his experience. he knows he weak on foreign policy, and chose a vp that was strong on foreign policy. McCain chose a VP based on wining an election, to cater to disenfranchised voters of women democrats. I see no other reason he chose her. If i was mccain i would have been focusing on a VP that was strong on economics. So when i look at these picks i see one man picking to help him be a better president, and another picking a vp with the sole purpose of hoping to win a presidency.