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
That is acting Presidential. If McCain can Obama can.
Good time for Obama to be out of the country . . . no Easter service to attend in Chicago.
Careful Obama you need to not cringe when talking to the typical latino people.
What did MR. OBAMA do on Easter?
He was enjoying his vacation instead of praying in the church?
SUCH A LIAR! !
We need hillary! 2008 Hillary
To be so rich....maybe he will stay and we can get to a real campaign, instead of the one he has been waging..
good riddance............how about staying there. like forever. go hillary.
An "unofficial meeting"??? Yea, rriiigghhttttt.
Slow day at CNN? Get a life CNN and stop being frivolous.
I donated money to Obama. Can somebody tell me if this trip os covered by the campaign donation? I want my money back.
Ok..is this Gov a superdelegate?
And so what ????
Maybe they will keep him there!!!
God bless Obama
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?
Good for him and his family. They need a vacation. He certainly has his priorities straight. Good luck to him on the campaign.
Obama, your future POTUS Virgin Islands.
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.
Who's paying for your little getaway to St. thomas? Obama?hmm... intetersting...
Hillary cannot mathematically catch up.
Pack it up people, nothing more to see here.
Down time on Campaign money? I wish I could woosh around the country and take vacations on idiots donated money.
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.
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!!
get a life people!!!
some real people do still take family vacations!
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.