August 10th, 2008
04:15 PM ET
10 years ago

This week on the campaign trail


What's on the candidates' agendas this week? CNN's Paul Steinhauser reports.

(CNN) - The presidential candidates are starting their weeks on opposite ends of the country.

Sen. Barack Obama is vacationing in Hawaii, and Sen. John McCain is hitting the trail in Pennsylvania.

The White House hopefuls will end the week together at a faith forum in California.

Check out this report from CNN's Paul Steinhauser for a preview of the week ahead.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Vig

    This guy is such a pollyanna – he smiles so much and has nothing new or substantive to offer. He has done nothing to deserve the Presidency except give speeches – we really don't need another prima donna in the White House. We need Hillary Clinton. Dump Obama.

    August 10, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  2. John in Daytona

    Obama needs to go enjoy vacation & be quiet for two weeks.

    August 10, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. Phyllis/ PA

    Yesterday was the first time that I became aware of Obama's birth certificate being an issue. This can be resolved simply by Obama providing it so that it can be proven authentic.

    This is one issue that is not like a typical rumor or smear. This is a serious charge and MUST be settled before the convention.

    August 10, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  4. Bob

    When are you people going to wake up to Obama being a socialist that wants to do nothing but take from workers and give to the welfare society. He has admitted he will raise taxes. He wants to raise taxes on business. Guess what, raise taxes on business they raise their prices. Who loses. We do. The US has the highest corporate income tax in the world. THE HIGHEST. Do you understand that is why jobs are leaving this country. VOTE DEMOCRATIC AND VOTE FOR A RECESSION.

    August 10, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  5. Jeremie

    I guess the press can take a week off. All they do is follow Obama around and make stuff up about John McCain.

    They can make stuff up from home.

    G'head, take the week off, email in an imaginary story about something John McCain did 35 years ago that should somehow disqualify him from being President.

    August 10, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  6. Jim, NY

    Guess what? The war in Iraq is virtually over as there is agreement on the withdrawal and crude oil prices are on the way down-we don't really need Obama anymore, do we?

    August 10, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  7. Jill, NY

    This election is no longer about the U.S. and its citizens--it's all about Obama which is the way he designed it. This is not a good thing for the country.

    August 10, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  8. brian

    i am glad he getting rest but when he gets back he needs to to get to work and win in nov OBAMA 08 all the way.

    August 10, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. Raymond Duke

    McCain might as well try getting some air time while the 'BLACK MESSIAH" is supposedly on vacation. They might give John McCain more time now that it is backfiring on the liberal press and people are tired of them trying to shove this black liberation socialist down our throat.

    August 10, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  10. Griff

    Barack Obama! The Guy who grew Hawaii? But who was born on the Moon...

    August 10, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  11. David Ward

    Could CNN be anymore biased. The man is on vacation and he is still getting more press coverage then John McCain who is out on the Trail. Sad truly sad. What has happen to our nations press.

    August 10, 2008 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  12. Debby, NJ

    What a beautiful couple these two are !!

    August 10, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  13. aware

    Please don't come to the outer islands BO and Co! 😦

    August 10, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |



    August 10, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. susie

    Is he going to visit his other grandma in Kenya? She lives in a shack. Maybe, Obama can give her some of his $4 million and she can buy her own TV.

    August 10, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  16. Willy

    Is the big liberal media over there making sand castles and getting coconuts for the Obama family? Thanks CNN for keeping us up to date on "the one".

    August 10, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  17. Rob indetroit

    The first couple of America look good.

    August 10, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  18. ran

    Once again it should be clear to all who will open there eyes and ears that Obama is the one who will put US on the right path. Just compare his response over the conflict between Georgia and Russia and that of Mcain.

    August 10, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  19. gary


    August 10, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  20. Shannon

    While we are struggling with this failing economy, and economy that as senator Obama has done nothing to help, he lounges in the sun in Hawaii. How typical of a rock star.

    August 10, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  21. obama is the most dangerous man alive

    Who cares wher this fool is.

    August 10, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  22. ThePhoenix

    Did'nt Obama begin Vacation YET???

    August 10, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  23. PUMA 4 HILL

    These two and their little darlings DON'T belong anywhere near the White House.

    They have disgraced what America is all about.

    August 10, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  24. Bruce

    Has Barack Obama started another church other than the Trinity Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, after the Rev. Wright controversy. If so, what church is he attending now? This is important to know before the Democratic Convention starts.

    Also, Joe Biden with his strong background would be an excellent Vice President or Secretary for Dept. of Defense from Obama's short list, IF Barack Oboma wins the Democrat nomination the end of August..

    Also Hillary Clinton, or Governor Kaine of VA would be very good Vice Presidential candidates, and strong choices to help win the Presendential election in 2009. If Hillary is not chosen from Barack's short list, she might be a good Secretary of Health and Environmental Affairs, with her past health care work in the Senate. J

    Just some thoughts. Barack has probably already considered these names very carefully.

    August 10, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. Allan

    I have just one question for you that love Obama, tell one thing that he was done. Please, tell me, so i can also vote for him.

    August 10, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
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