The democrats are trying to throw out the Dan Quayle comparisons. Not even close. Barack Obama can't shine Dan Quayle's boots, let alone Sarah Palin's shoes.
I'm borrowing a lot of this information from two RedState posts with the rest from thomas.loc.gov. The Redstate posts are Obama vs Palin vs Quayle by IlGlock and Jeff Emanuel's talk of the tape.
First, on pure numbers, here is the experience factor.
Overall political experience before going on the top of the ticket.
Palin - 12 years before running for VP
Obama - 10 years before running for president.
Quayle - 11 years before campaigning for VP, 19 years total.
If you go with high level experience (governor or us senate)
Palin - 2 years of executive experience
Obama - 2 years as Junior US senator
Quayle - 7 years as Junior US Senator.
If you go with total executive experience on actually running things.
Palin - 8 years, two as governor and six as mayor.
Obama - Nothing
Quayle - 4 years as VP, nothing before then.
We all know what McCain has done in the Senate. What has Obama done in the senate? What kind of change can he bring if elected. If we go by his US Senate record, don't expect much. He hasn't done jackshit so far. He is all talk and no action. Some "change".
During this current Congress, Obama has had THREE things passed in the senate. You can find this at http://thomas.loc.gov
1. S.RES.133 : A resolution celebrating the life of Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson.
2. S.RES.268 : A resolution designating July 12, 2007, as "National Summer Learning Day".
3. S.RES.600 : A resolution commemorating the 44th anniversary of the deaths of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi, while working in the name of American democracy to register voters and secure civil rights during the summer of 1964, which has become known as "Freedom Summer".
In his previous Congress, we have five things.
1. S.RES.291 : A resolution to congratulate the Chicago White Sox on winning the 2005 World Series Championship.
2. S.RES.516 : A resolution recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and expressing the sense of the Senate that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future.
3. S.RES.529 : A resolution designating July 13, 2006, as "National Summer Learning Day".
4. S.2125 : A bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
5. S.3757 : A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 950 Missouri Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois, as the "Katherine Dunham Post Office Building".
I can't go before 1989 on thomas, so I can't look up Quayle as a comparison, but Obama's record. That's real presidential leadership for you. Riiiight. Mike Rogers has done more than Obama has, and he's one of 435, not 100. Two bills that wern't resolutions. I don't think naming a Post office and passing a foreign aid bill on Congo are landmark bills. That's the "change" he will bring us.
Who the hell are Obama's people to attack ANYBODY's experience? Sit down and shut your mouth.