Loory: With great fanfare, Sen. Barack Obama is on a whirlwind tour of South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The trip is designed to show he can handle issues of war and peace with authority befitting a United States president, and that he can deal with friends and foes in a manner representing the U.S.'s best interests. From the press coverage, one cannot escape the feeling that if the election were held today, and if the voters included citizens of Western Europe, Obama would be elected in a landslide. A recent Gallup Poll showed him to be an odds-on favorite among citizens of Germany, France and the United Kingdom. How is this trip helping Obama's presidential campaign?
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