though i'm not too involved in the US presidential race, i found this article on brave new traveler pretty interesting.
written by dan solomon, the article, who's the more cultured traveler: obama or mccain? compares the travel adventures of both candidates.
while presidential candidates are not judged by their travel experiences, travel can greatly influence a person's perspective on a number of issues. knowing where they've been and how much of the world they've seen gives them a better understanding of how other people live.