March 25th, 2008
08:45 AM ET
7 years ago

Obama hits St. Thomas, meets with governor 'unofficially'

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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


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (247 Responses)
  1. vanchava

    GO OBAMA

    NEVER STOP

    March 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Ifeanyi Azubike Houston Texas

    That is acting Presidential. If McCain can Obama can.

    March 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. California Voter

    Good time for Obama to be out of the country . . . no Easter service to attend in Chicago.

    GO HILLARY

    March 24, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Mike

    Careful Obama you need to not cringe when talking to the typical latino people.

    March 24, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. Hillary 2008

    What did MR. OBAMA do on Easter?

    He was enjoying his vacation instead of praying in the church?

    SUCH A LIAR! !

    No Obama!

    We need hillary! 2008 Hillary

    March 24, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  6. OlvrWhit

    To be so rich....maybe he will stay and we can get to a real campaign, instead of the one he has been waging..

    March 24, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. mb

    good riddance............how about staying there. like forever. go hillary.

    March 24, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  8. Illinois

    An "unofficial meeting"??? Yea, rriiigghhttttt.

    March 24, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Clinton is a fraud

    Slow day at CNN? Get a life CNN and stop being frivolous.

    March 24, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  10. Seam

    I donated money to Obama. Can somebody tell me if this trip os covered by the campaign donation? I want my money back.

    March 24, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  11. Dee

    Ok..is this Gov a superdelegate?

    March 24, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  12. Rom

    And so what ????

    March 24, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  13. fred

    Maybe they will keep him there!!!

    March 24, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  14. Mc Daniel

    God bless Obama

    March 24, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Sophia

    Maybe he is discussing a trade-deal that he can come back home as "tough" on cheap bananas that he will deny for about a week until detail comes in on it & we will find the closed door deal is opposite of his official stand?

    March 24, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  16. Connie, Tn.

    Good for him and his family. They need a vacation. He certainly has his priorities straight. Good luck to him on the campaign.

    March 24, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  17. anita

    Obama, your future POTUS Virgin Islands.

    March 24, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  18. zina

    It's fantastic that he took Michelle and the girls on a mini vacation. Good for them! Why be nasty to them on this post, democrats? They're a normal American family and deserve a bit of down time together especially with this campain.

    March 24, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  19. NO MORE OBUMA!

    Who's paying for your little getaway to St. thomas? Obama?hmm... intetersting...

    March 24, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  20. Ryan

    Hillary cannot mathematically catch up.

    Pack it up people, nothing more to see here.

    March 24, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  21. Mark Cross Junction VA

    Down time on Campaign money? I wish I could woosh around the country and take vacations on idiots donated money.

    March 24, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  22. Kris from AZ

    Obama rest up my friend. The good fight is not over yet. Keep up the good work. Will be looking forward to voting for you in General election.

    March 24, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. John

    What fuels the Obama haters? Sore losers or something more? What a bunch of pointless fanatics. Like, Hillary's really great, huh? Ugh. She's a hack. Go Obama!!

    March 24, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  24. sue, NJ

    get a life people!!!

    some real people do still take family vacations!

    March 24, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  25. d-illinois

    He is trying to be low key because he needs to be. How many average Americans get to go to St Thomas to avoid answers that have not been given.

    March 24, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
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