They are going to tear her to shreds.
Well, they'll try. With Obama being so weak on experience, it'll be tough for them to successfully attack Palin on that issue. Right now, the Democrats even seem scared of her.
Dick Morris made a good observation the other night: (paraphrasing) "There's a big difference between running for student and running for teacher." If elected, an inexperienced person at the bottom of the ticket can learn from the President while serving as V.P., but having an inexperienced person at the top of the ticket means that the President will have to learn the job on the fly.
Obama can speak intelligently on any national topic. Palin has yet to do so whatsoever. If she can talk intelligently, she will be fine. Otherwise she'll be a laughing stock. So far there is no indication she can speak about national issues, because she hasn't yet.
RE: The election is basically over.