WASHINGTON (CNN) - What seemed to be a routine evening waiting for Barack Obama aboard his campaign plane turned into anything but when the cabin doors closed and the passengers were informed the aircraft would be taking off immediately - without the candidate.
The first sign something was amiss on the Thursday flight came when the pilot told those aboard - about 25 members of the media, a smaller group of Obama staffers and only a handful of Secret Service agents - that everyone was on board and that the plane would be departing for Obama's hometown of Chicago, Illinois, momentarily.
The press soon noticed there were far too few people aboard for a standard campaign flight. Something was different. It's fair to say that the term "everyone" was used a bit loosely - especially when the presumptive nominee appeared to be missing.
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Obama is a very wise man. He will not tell the world every move he is making. He has to keep some things under raps until they are accomplished. I salute Senator Obama for his wisdom and his ability to bring the party together. I trust his judgment and I know we will win the whitehouse in November. Yes We Will!!!
To funny!! Go Obama.
Haha press. good for Clinton/Obama – they deserve their privacy.
The press needs to get over this and move on. I am glad they were ditched. They should write of things important to the American People now, let us heal and move on for the betterment of all people and the country. And if I was on the Obama staff, I would start eliminating the spoilers and leakers of the crew.
You have to wonder how many journalists on that plane who are angry at Obama for doing this will now take it out on him in the press.
That was the funniest thing I have heard in a long time! :) That's what you call a side step.
They arent the only ones that got hijacked,the American voters have been hijacked.They are on a plane with three candidates that stink to high heaven and have to hold their noses and vote.
Good they didn't need to know where he was going in this case...