I disagree. You can't dismiss her without dismissing Obama for all the same reasons.
Simply put, yes I can. There is now a wide swath of Republicans arguing that her two years as Governor of Alaska is "executive experience" exceeding that of Obama and so there is nothing more to say about her qualifications. This is a silly oversimplification that only a blind partisan would make and I'm sorry but the objective public is simply not going to buy into it.
Furthermore, I like her efforts to reduce taxes and corruption in Alaska, but neither makes her qualified to be President of the United States.
Obama is widely perceived to be an extraordinary statesman and intellectual who has the ability to develop a deep understanding of challenging policy issues, and leverage those understandings to move the country in a new direction on a number of different fronts. I don't mean to disparage Palin but she does not carry that kind of weight.
While Palin may not be the most qualified candidate, I think a lot of people could argue that she is more qualified than Obama.
To be clear on that, while she has only been the Governor of Alaska for 2 years - she has accomplished a lot in that short period. Obama hasn't been in the Senate a whole lot longer and he has no real accomplishments to his name for his Senate career. To be honest, he has spent the majority of his time in the Senate running for President.
I can't say either is more qualified than the other as you could argue back and forth between size of constituency, issues, and such... all I know is that neither party has a great choice. Its down to Charisma vs. Crazy with a poor shotgun wedding of social and fiscal policies.
RE: The election is basically over.