He turned their eyes away from the fact he has no real credentials to assume the office of the President, matter of fact of the four people in the race McCain, Palin and Biden, Obama has the least amount of experience of the four.
The first part of that statement, that he has no real credentials, is untrue and the second part of that statement, that he is the least experienced, depends on what you count as experience.
Let's just count being in public office, (I think that is unfair because leadership experience can doesn't just come from being in public office, but lets do it for now):
Obama: State Senate 8 years + US senate 4 years = 12 years
McCain: House of Reps 4 years + US senate 18 years = 22 years
Palin: Member of council 4 years + Mayor 6 years + Governor 1.5 years = 11.5 years
Biden: US senator 36 years = THIRTY SIX YEARS!!! He's the 6th longest serving of all living senators!
Okay so on the numbers alone he is actually the only just the second least experienced IN PUBLIC OFFICE but is that the only thing that counts towards experience in the skills needed to be president? I don't think so and I don't think you do either. Lets tally again with other leadership roles:
Obama: Public office 12 years + 1year as President of the Havard Law Review + 3 years as a Director of the Developing Communities Project + 3 non-overlapping years (6 consecutive years if you count the time during which he was also state senator) on various boards of directors for community fund raising programs = 19 years
McCain: Public Office 22 years + Navy in commanding role 5 years (I'm being generous here because he's never been given a major sea command and only commanded a training squaudron for a fairly short time) = 27 years
Palin: 11.5 years + 1 year on the board of the Alaskan Oil and Gas Conservation Commission + err, sometime as a basketball captain and head of the the fellowship of christian athletes... yeah I don't have numbers here but does it matter? = ~12.5 years
Biden: 36 years + who cares he still wins.....
Now that's excluding Obama's time working as a lawyer and as a university Lecturer. It also excludes what he's actually done as senator which includes a hell of a lot of useful stuff for a president involving international relations and so on. Now Obama is 2/3 of McCains age but has been in leadership roles for 4/10 of his life McCain has been in leadership roles 3/10 of his life. However I'd say it about even with other stuff I've left out.
Now I agree the proof of the pudding is in the eating but going off history I can't see McCain as a better president than Obama. McCain has often been characterised as reckless, he was as pilot and he still is as a politician. I'd say picking Palin was an example of this - early on it was a good idea but once we all began to see the fine print not so smart. Obama on the other hand is very calculating - this might be seen as scary to some but me it is a sign of intelligence. Like the sort of intelligence it takes not to get into wars that you have no idea how to get out of. I think we've seen that reactionary politicians like Bush are a bad way to go and only get you jnto trouble.
Don't get me started on this nonsense about him hanging around with terrorists. That was the lamest last ditch effort to gain some ground on Obama when McCain realised he was going to lose big time. Now I have to admit after reading about McCain I have quite a respect for some of the things he's done but none of it really makes me think he's fit to lead a country. If I want a guy how can stand being imprisoned and beaten for 5 years and still refuse to be released until his fellow prisoners are too he'd be my man. If I want someone to lead a country I'd pick Obama.
In summary I think it's a bit early to be calling him a snake oil salesman. Since it took "mess after, mess after mess" before you stopped believing in Bush forgive me if I don't trust your judgement of character!