Recently, there's been much ado about McCain not "getting" the internets. Well, I bet he doesn't. And, that's a biiiig problem. (BTW, I try not to hit up the politics much on my blog, but this one matters, IMHO.)
The reality is that, like him or not, Tom Friedman is pretty dead on with "The World is Flat". We no longer live in a world that has traditional economics, where borders matter. The abundance of bandwidth is making the world an hyper-competitive marketplace.
Anyway, there is an intuitive sense of how a networked world that, let's say, younger candidates "get" & will have positive impacts on public policy. We'll see how older candidates do as a result.