Isaac Chotiner of TNR looks at Mitt Romney's life roughing it as a Mormon Missionary:
I went to a different country and saw how different life could be if we didn't have the values and the kinds of opportunities that exist in America.
It is indeed tragic that so much of the world doesn't have the same freedoms and conveniences that America does. Whole continents are filled with the scourges of disease and poverty. I'm just glad that Romney got a small taste of how so much of humanity actually lives.
Anyhow, where exactly was he?I was in France. Bordeaux, Paris, all over France. A great learning experience to live overseas.
It's good to know that he knows something about life in a third-world country.
via Brad DeLong