I am looking forward to having an Xer cutting through after Boomer insanity of the past 16 years. My preferred brand would be at the VP slot this year, as the Xer at the #1 spot strongly reinforces the slacker, cynical image with which we all have unfortunately been saddled. His background is very much like that of Prince: whose music I dearly subscribe to, but would terrify me as a leader (Prince is a boomer, but Obama is only 3 years younger!) I don't think that America can get behind someone who's been able to attain his opportunities by merely erasing his opponents, erasing his previous suspect associations (by not acknowledging them), and upon entering the national spotlight via a speech at the 2004 Dem convention has only been able to maintain his popularity by prompter-dependently speechifying about the uniqueness of his multi-cultural ethnicity. Truly the first post-modern candidate. While Prince's musical message has also been historically and universally appealing (illustrating the midwest personality: much like Michael Jackson), on rare occasions that he has been interviewed, I have just found myself cringing at his ideas. Sarah Palin will represent a correction of the culture's family fragmentation that has been evolving since the Awakening of the 60's-70's. Just to have someone up there who is not ANGRY and whose private life is far more important to her than her political life is a refreshing change (ugh...did I use that tiresome word?). She'll learn what she needs to become dependable in foreign policy: and should it be warranted...well, Harry Truman did fine (another "slacker" Nomad!) Yes, "the buck will stop" with her too.