If you remember the debate between Cheney and Edwards during the last campaign you may have a preview of what is coming.
Cheney was so experienced and comprehensive that any challenge from Edwards was dusted off without breaking a sweat or a smile. Cheney’s attitude was so dismissive that Edwards was practically humiliated like an unprepared student in the Paper Chase. (old movie, check out IMBD)
Experience will count only if it is translated into understanding and clarity. Americans want a President they can trust, and trust has two components: competence and character.