The difference between Obama and Palin is that Obama has been vaunted as another Lincoln, FDR, MLK Jr., Moses, Kennedy and Jesus Christ by the media, Hollywood, pop culture and political pundits for almost a year now. Sarah Palin has been brutalized by the media, Hollywood, pop culture and political pundits and been labeled everything from trailer trash to Hitler. The fact that her approval ratings have stayed so high after the beatings she has taken, says a lot. Obama's approval ratings, on the other hand, were never expected to do anything but keeping ascending up to the heights of Mt. Olympus.
Palin lost the election. Obama won!
Palin was supposed to be destroyed.
Obama was the unstoppable victor!
Now do you understand the difference?