One blogger wrote: "Obama was unbelievably calm, collected and straight to the point. In fact he went out of his way to be nice while McCain was constantly attacking and putting on that fake, scary smile. Damn, that smile is scary."
Even if Obama were inexperienced, that would be no reason to vote against him. History shows us that an experienced politician usually makes for a lousy president. In fact, the most consistent variable to predict a failed presidency is experience.
We tend to excuse Senator McCain's irrational outbursts and inappropriate behavior -- including a 1995 scuffle with a 92-year-old Senate colleague (from his own party, no less) -- by referring to their root cause.
This research does not necessarily demonstrate that Obama will be a better president than McCain. But it does demonstrate without a doubt that the "experience" argument against Obama is a complete crock.