August 8th, 2008
09:31 AM ET
10 years ago

Aloha Obama

Obama’s Hawaiian vacation starts today.

Obama’s Hawaiian vacation starts today.

(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.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (180 Responses)
  1. johnson

    look, i like this guy, obama, but when is he going to attack mccain? i am now getting worried!! remember 2004 and 1988?

    August 8, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  2. Go McCain

    Who is the elitist now? How many average Americans fly their children in a private plane to a vacation in Hawaii? How much OIL is this plane burning thus increasing demand which in turn increases cost. Oops, forgot, Obama doesn't understand supply and demand economics.

    August 8, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Sandra

    This is a good time for Obama to visit Hawaii and his family. The girls need time with their grandmother, not to mention their dad.

    I think it's great that Obama was raised in Hawaii - away from big oil and big business.

    August 8, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. Nora

    His grandma (85) and sister live there. What is wrong with some of you ?

    Mc Same – 100 million $ – 9 houses elite from AZ – goes on vacation in two weeks .

    August 8, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  5. rachel

    Not an Obama supporter, but he does deserve a break

    August 8, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  6. Betty

    You Clinton/McSane folks need to get off of your racist white horse and take a look at the mess this country is in; Obama did not put us there, nor did any "Black" man or woman. If you could just get past the "Blackness" of Obama, you might just be able to see that McCain is suffeing from alziemers.

    August 8, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  7. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    NoMcSame August 8th, 2008 1:07 pm ET

    Hawaii is his home people

    Really? I though he lived in Chicago. Are You saying his primary residence is in Hawaii? If so that is a big problem for him considering he is a IL senator.

    August 8, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. Democrat

    Keep hating Clinton supporters!!! Remember you guys will need us Obama supporters if Hillary decides to run for president later!! Keep it up !! doing a great job so far because more than ever I can't stand HIllary!!!!!!!!

    August 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  9. Samantha, MN

    Go, enjoy your family Barack. You have a huge schedule ahead of you. I know because I'm volunteering for the Denver Convention. Rest up because the naysayers are out there, in and outside of your own party.

    We've got your back.

    Obama 08

    August 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  10. Small Minded People are Risky

    Nancy from FL: What kind of comment is that? You're children aren't with him and I'm pretty sure they are either going with the kids or left them in the care of the Obamas with much ease. Besides he has his own children and I'm more than positive he wouldn't leave them with you either.

    August 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  11. Tony

    Must be nice. I'll be lucky if I get to the beach for the day this summer!

    Oh, to be rich and privileged!

    August 8, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  12. Jean

    He needs a break even the haters need a break.

    August 8, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  13. LJ

    The Obama's are a great couple with beautiful children, I would trust the Obama's with any member of my family any day of the year over the creepy John McCain and his wife who looks as though her face is held up and together with layers and layers of gross makeup. I'm sorry but Cindy McCain is as creepy as her husband.

    August 8, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  14. cas

    At whose expense!? So... what is the scoop on these familiy members in Hawaii? Where is BHO's birth certificate?

    August 8, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. GINA, OHIO


    August 8, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Ms. McIntosh

    Nancy from Florida...

    Has Obama EVER requested your permission to trust him with your children? I am POSITIVE he would never trust you with his children. You would no doubt HARM his girls because of your bias attitude.

    August 8, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  17. jo

    relax you deserve it.

    August 8, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  18. Arden

    I HOPE Sen. Obama is wise enough to keep and eye on the McCain campaign and their dirty ads. during his vacation. Sen. Obama must know that a President cannot take his eye off the ball for a second. Make sure your staff is awake.

    August 8, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  19. Latina for Obama

    To Nancy: HILLARY LOST!!!!!!! GET IT???? SHE LOST!!!

    GET OVER IT!!!!

    I wouldnt trust my children with someone like you.

    To Rgreen: you are 100% right!!

    August 8, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  20. Obama = Demise of USA

    Nice to see all those dollars I have to pay for people's welfare hard at work... So sick of this guy.

    August 8, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  21. Joe

    P = Poor
    U = Uneducated
    M = McCain
    A = Aliens

    You people sure are sore losers.
    No wonder Hillary Lost with you people behind her.

    August 8, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  22. Sue/PA

    you Pumas and Obama haters can just stuff it............If your think you are earning "points" on your McCain web site...think again!!! we arent buying your crap!!!!

    May you have a wonderful well deserved vacation Barack, Michelle and girls!!!!!

    August 8, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  23. BenInOhio

    RGreen, good response to Belle who is perhaps one of Clinton's uneducated supporters.

    August 8, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  24. DEBBY, NJ

    Enjoy your vacation BARACK
    Just donated another $25 to the campaign
    Relax and have fun, enjoy the wife and kids

    August 8, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  25. Raymond Duke

    Hope he stays in Hawwaii and invites his friends , church and them democratic leadership with him.

    August 8, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
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