CNN Exclusive video of Obama vacationing on the island of St. Thomas. Photo credit: CNN/Welch.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (CNN) - For three days, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is enjoying some private down time on the island of St. Thomas, a source close to the U.S. territory's Government House in the capital of Charlotte Amalie confirmed Monday.
The source also confirmed that Gov. John deJongh "unofficially" met with the Illinois senator and his family upon their arrival at St. Thomas' Cyril E. King Airport Sunday morning.
Obama campaign officials had been vague about the Obama family trip.
The senator will resume campaigning on Wednesday in North Carolina.
Related: Watch CNN's Exclusive footage of Sen. Obama on vacation
–CNN'S Chris Welch, in Charlotte Amalie
Take a Break Hill, put down the broom and step away from the cauldron. Have some prunes and an enema.
Wow...I can't believe how hateful these Clinton fanatics are. He's taking a well deserved break with his family. Hillary should probably do the same. She's looking pretty stressed out. But I guess anyone would if they were losing a presidential campaign despite using every dirty trick in the book.
Give me a break....he got so tore up with that Mr. Wright stuff he had to go somewhere to hide out. He is a looser. If this man is our nominee I hope the news media will be happy. I will write in Hillary. You will be happy because you'll get McCain. The day that the American people have no choice but a man that clearly is racist and unAmerican or McCain will be a sad day for us all.
Hey people, don't you know Obama is working there?? Pretty smart Dude!
No, he didn't go to Church on Easter and not much any other time. His friendship is strictly for MONEY! He's a smooth talker alright! LULU KY
Why is this news??? Is a man not entitled to a vacation??? Why are the Cllinton supports concerned about Obama's down time? Get a life people...
Obama.....goes on vcation where "his" ppl live.
newsworthy? hardly, but it's always nice to hear about our next POTUS – again, CNN, how does it feel to be fox news' lackey?
Hillary is actually making a great showing- considering millions of her votes are not being counted.
And she did this on her own merits- against all the media bias and without all the advantages given to Obama.
Obama is running on affirmative action. No one wants to risk being called a racist by offering an honest opinion of his actions and abilities. All his words and actions are presented in the best possible light. All Hillary's words and actions are twisted and presented in the worst light.
where are Michelle and Wright in the picture
Leave the man alone!!!!
Voters.... The media is encouraging us to fight with each other....instead of sending these hateful e-mails about democrats, why NOT focus your attention on John McCain?
Obama/Edwards08 Si Se Puede
From a typical white person's perspective you define the term racist. Fortunately when the DNC gives the nomination to a typical white woman. I HOPE you don't act like the typical Black person when that happens. You see deception works for only so long. You'd never have the delegetes if the public had just known the real you, Barry.
Enjoy your vaca, homey, very Presidential I might add.
Let the "Empty Suit" hit the beach.
How far is he from Cuba? That's where his Socialsit/leftist agenda is in full bloom!
Have him take a good look at what national Healthcare looks like.
Hillary was in PA. Working hard , hitting issues. Let vote for the fighter, not the pretender
Well-deserved vacation. He's been working hard, it's Shillary and McBush's turn to work hard.
Is this a campaign expense?
Are we really paying taxes to have this guy in the Senate?
When was the last day he actually put in a days work as a U.S. Senator?
Ok Obama been kicking dust in this election for a year and a half. Are yall saying as a senator you dont get vacation time lol such evil ppl. Oh or are yall jus jealous. Go Obama nothing like the carribean sun.
GOOOO OBAMA 08
Can they please let that man enjoy his vacation
I see the ignorant's are out in full force today. News flash: Obama and his wife are already rich; they don't need your donation to vacation. And good on him for taking a few days off. I don't know what it is about this country that people think vacation is a four letter word. Looks like a beautiful spot.
TO: Sue at 3:45 P.M.
THis man just has no clue . If he gets the nomination I think alot of people need their heads examined. I just won't vote..His campaign is getting nasty and they are the first one's to jump on and twist the Clintons for what they say!!!! Go Hillary. She is above all this!
What rock have you been under? You are obviously very, very, uneducated to make ignorant statements like you made. The Clintons are the Sleaze bags of all time, and everyone but you knows it!
For the good of our nation and the world, please stop.
This is a story? Although it does look a little weird to see the President chilling on his cell phone!! LOL! But George Bush has vacationed more than ran the country...so we should be used to seeing Presidents on vacation.
Get some rest President Obama!!