Barack Obama is getting a lot of press for his upcoming overseas travels. He plans to visit Europe and then Afghanistan and Iraq. In a desperate attempt to appear relevant and get some coverage himself, McCain is calling Obama's European visit political, with the implication being, I guess, that that is a bad thing.
I understand John McCain's frustration. Barack Obama is the interesting candidate and many in the media are falling over themselves to cover Obama. Of course, this is a mixed blessing for Obama given the content of some of that coverage (e.g. The New Yorker). But Obama is fresh and different and that is news. McCain has run for president before and there isn't much that is fresh about him (except maybe his newfound conservatism, and that ain't gonna sell magazines, newspapers, and ads).
But back to the sour grapes. McCain visited and earlier this month. Did we hear Obama denigrate these visits, call them "political" or try to weasel into them?
Barack Obama has a dignity that John McCain cannot match.