WASHINGTON--Can a few quick meetings with world leaders (Sarah Palin) make up for years of international dealings (Joe Biden)?
Biden's depth is unchallenged. On Tuesday, Biden, speaking to the National Jewish Democratic Council noted that his first trip abroad was to Israel and he met Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin. Biden said he has had a chance to "meet with and get to know every Israeli Prime Minister, all nine."
Today in New York, John McCain and Palin meet with the President of Georgia and the President of Ukraine with the leaders in town for the big United Nations meeting. Later they huddle with rock star human rights activist Bono.
Palin also meets Iraq President Talabani, Pakistan President Zardari as she continues to keep her press corps at a distance.
Biden, the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivers a major foreign policy in the battleground state of Ohio.