OH puh-lease spare us your disingenuous tears for Hillary. If you joined the torchlight parade to get her burned at the stake throughout the primaries, then you have forfeited your right to opine about her one way or the other.
40 years? How about less than 40 hours? The Dems just nominated the most inexperienced person ever to lead a major ticket. Sure Obama spent a lot of years in the IL Senate giving away public funds to pet projects of his cronies (Rezko's slum housing being a good example) and modifying legislation to protect big donors (Exelon's gutting of the nuclear protection bill in IL). But what did he accomplish? Gee, no one knows since his records have all mysteriously disappeared.
As his Dem colleagues so eloquently stated, top of the ticket is no place for on-the-job training. VP, that's plausible. And so McCain's choice is practically perfect in every way. And it appeals to disaffected Hillary supporters. Big time, if my friends and relatives are any indication.
You belie a shallow spirit when you compare the crowd showing up for a rock concert with the crowd showing up for a political rally. Does having large numbers of people able to travel to a faraway place and listen to loud music REALLY make you a better person or a better leader? The majority of Americans live lives related to their children, their jobs, their churches, and their communities. They vote, sir, but they don't give a s*** about your rock concert.