(CNN) - Barack Obama and his family are on their way to Hawaii aboard the Illinois senator's campaign plane. They'll journey to Oahu, where they will spend several days visiting his extended family.
They've been joined on board by more than a dozen family friends. The section of the plane usually reserved for staff is filled with children under the age of 12.
Enjoy Your time with your family and let us do your work while you are gone. It is a well deserved vacation. Come back refreshed, and off we go to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Obama 08/12.
Thank goodness Barack is finally getting a little R and R. He needs it. He needs to be surrounded by family and good friends and given a decent few days off in the sun. It will energize him and help keep it all in perspective.
Have a good vacation Barack! We'll watch the house and keep the lights on for you!!!
Well, now people. This is Barack Obama for you. How many of us can barely make it to work on a quarter tank of gas, but Mr. big guy goes to Hawaii for vacation. What a laugh. On top of it in his campaign plane. Europe, now Hawaii. Do you guys have the good life he has? I sure don't. SHAME ON HIM! This country is in crisis and he is spending money like no tomorrow. Keep on sending your $5.00 to him. Barack Obama will not make the people's president. He is in there for the fame and flamboyance.
While you are out there Obama, you may as well visit those other 7 of the 57 states that you have claimed to have visited.
Must be nice. Yeah, they're just like a regular American family aren't they? My family jetted to Hawaii in our private jet the other day. Well, at least he chose to vacation in America this time. I'm sure he really wanted to go to Indonesia or back to Europe.
This just in!!!!!!
"Obama removed his shoes during mid-flight. He was reading the paper; he coughed twenty minutes later. He then looked behind his seat to see what his kids were up to while Michelle powdered her nose. "
Next story – Learn what Obama had for lunch!!!
Thank you, CNN for keeping us all informed!!
I have donated to Obama before and I will do it again. So what if he decides to take his family and friends on vacation they all deserve it. If you are not one contributing to the campaign please don't complain.
Obama, Have a nice vacation and return Godspeed. May God continue to bless and keep you and your family.
OH SHUT UP YOU PUMA PAC CRY BABIES! I wonder how all of you are going to feel when the OBAMA supportes won't support Clinton in '16!! You guys are probably middle age cry babies. How you feel that a younger (23) is more mature than you are. I was for Clinton too, but SHE LOST- OBAMA WON- FAIR AND SQUARE! So get a grip, grow up, and vote for Obama. You rather give it to a Republican??? Another four years of hell????
Well earned vacation, Sir. You deserve it.......hope people will leave you alone long enough to enjoy it. Get lots of rest ......you will need 100% to beat back the Republicans and their Negativity.
you guys say the same things, obama08 ,stop hating ,mcsame puma,they are so cute. are you robots?
Unfortunately some simple minded folks think the funds for this mini vacation comes from our tax $$ . Wake up people, if you want to critisize the man, let it be constructive, between cnn, msnbc and the so called pundits, spin doctors etc, its a wonder why anyone would want to run for this office..just vote for who you think would be best for the country regardless of race or color, lets stick to the inportant issues, and forget about all this pusilanamous bickering.
No one deserves a vacation more than Obama. I too am a donor and happy to fund the trip.
he is going on vacation at out of his own pocket beele wake up and smell the bacon
Have a nice vacation with your family and friends, Senator Obama!
I hope you can get ready for debates after this vacation.
I wish I could take a vacation to Hawaii. I would love to be on a secluded beach lying in a hammock enjoying the nice breeze. Some people have all the luck.
Maybe he can get a valid copy of his birth certificate while he is there...
BARRACK OBAMA YOUNG, CHARISMATIC, SMART AND GOOD LOOKING THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF TRHE USA.
JOHN MACWAR THE OLDEST PERSON TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF THE USA HE IS A SICK MAN RFECOVERING FROM CANCER AND ALZHEIMERS HE IS TOO DAQNGEROUS FOR THE COUNTRY
HE SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED.
Aloha....have a good trip, don't come back. Now I feel safe that the self annointed Commander-in-Chief is outside the Continental US.
I recently found out one of the PUMA creators were caught embezzling the cash being donated. Hope you weren't a big contributor.
Obama is the Future Mccain is the Past let move into the Future with a Young capable leader. Obama 08
Wonderful........Have a great trip. Enjoy family life again.
I did not see Obama's "COMMANDER AND CHIEF VACATION SEAL" when he was speaking to reporters.
"I would never leave my kids with man named Obama..."
What the heck is that supposed to mean? Can we stick to the issues please!!! The man and his family deserve a vacation and I hope they get that precious family time together.....The Hillary supporters need to see the reality of why she didn't win – arrogance and entitlement – she listened to Mark Penn...where is all of their anger about that? When I heard that she was shunning certain states and the caucus states, I decided to open up my thinking to all of the candidates...when i saw Obama's platform I chose him over Hillary...in additionn, Bill's antics during the campaign only validated my choice because he is just as shrewd ad calculating as she is...it's a shame to see two people become so miserable...