With Obama's foreign trip in particular, his humility has been highlighted. At the beginning of this trip he emphasized that he would not be conducting foreign policy on the trip, since:
“I’m more interested in listening than doing a lot of talking,” Mr. Obama told reporters before leaving Washington for a trip cloaked in secrecy because of security concerns (ed note: McCain does not share these security concerns). “And I think it is very important to recognize that I’m going over there as a U.S. senator. We have one president at a time.”Finally, he hasn't even been engaging in domestic politics while he's been overseas. This morning in Jordan he had a chance to hit McCain on finally adopting his Afghanistan policy, but instead uses the most conciliatory phrasing, not even obliquely naming McCain. Instead, he said that, "I'm glad that there's a growing consensus at home that we need more resources in Afghanistan." Classy.
The McCain campaign may have made a mistake convincing the media that this election was "about Obama." He sure is looking presidential there in Jordan, isn't he?