Which presidential candidate would you most want to travel with?

A new poll asks the all-important question: Which of the presidential candidates would you most want to travel with? The results show Barack Obama in the lead with 44%, with voters claiming that he’d be a “cool guy to hang out with” and that he would be most likely to get discounts at hotels and restaurants. I confess to not knowing why exactly that would be the case.

Hillary Clinton trails Obama with 23%, and John McCain garnered 14% of the votes. McCain, at least one voter noted, would probably have some great stories to share. Or a joke!

Personally, I wouldn’t mind traveling around the world with erstwhile candidate Mike Gravel, who could instruct me on the finer points of how to make a sweet rap video.

The poll also asks which candidate you’d least like to sit next to on an airplane, which one needs a vacation the most, and which one looks best in a bathing suit. As you can see from the picture above, it’s obviously Obama– and I say that with, to quote Seinfeld, an “unblemished record of staunch heterosexuality.”

How about you? Which presidential candidate (past or present) would you most like to travel with?