August 12th, 2008
10:15 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama unwinds on Hawaiian holiday

Obama took a break from his week-long vacation to weigh in on the Georgian crisis.
Obama took a break from his week-long vacation to weigh in on the Georgian crisis.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (CNN) - How do you spend your time in a state famous for its sunny tropical skies? You spend your afternoon in a movie theater.

Sen. Barack Obama did just that Monday afternoon, taking in a matinee of the latest Batman sequel, 'The Dark Knight' - and giving him an opportunity to assess the acting ability of campaign supporter and Democratic Senate colleague Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who makes a cameo appearance in the blockbuster film.

Watch: Obama arrives in Hawaii for weeklong vacation

Post-movie, Obama went for a 4-star meal for the second time this week: Monday night it was 'Mariposa' at the Honolulu Neiman Marcus. The restaurant's Web site promises exceptional Hawa'in cuisine served on an open air lanai, situated to catch the island's legendary sunsets.

Activities for the Hawai'ian-born presumptive Democratic nominee so far have included a jog along the beach, a round of golf, and a carbeque along the North Shore, which is known for its killer surfing. Obama has also made several visits to his grandmother, who has lived in Honolulu for 50 years and who he affectionately calls his 'Tùtù.'

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soundoff (223 Responses)
  1. cj


    August 12, 2008 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. Thrasher

    Does this really matter? Did they send Brian Williams to cover this? What a scoop!!

    August 12, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. v.a.

    what the heck? let the man take a vacation, stalkers. who cares that he went to a movie and ate? duuuummmmbbb...

    August 12, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  4. Texas trail puppy

    Greet your TuTu for us Sen.Obama. Rest well and return more "Fired-up and ready to Go"!!!

    August 12, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. Canadian black & white man for Obama.

    Why do you asked him how he made love, how often he use the toilet, how did he sleep and what side of bed does he lay. balabalanalanbalanalan

    August 12, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Hawaii is beautiful and a perfect place for rest and relaxation. I'm sure the Islanders have been excellent host to Obama, they always are.

    August 12, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  7. Canadian black & white man for Obama.

    at the end of this people are going to say Obama take the spotlight, but most published stories are bull.

    Media love negative ads.

    August 12, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  8. Kim, Charlotte, NC

    Have a good one..............don't worry about McCain, he is still walking around lost, lying, and his campaign is too busy making sure he stays on track.

    LOL !

    August 12, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  9. Brian

    Just another day in the life of yet another typical say anything do nothing politician!

    August 12, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  10. Texas Trail Dog!


    August 12, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  11. Tony

    Enouogh of Hawaii. Obama had better grow some balls and get down to fighting if he wants to win in November.

    If he loses, I hope it eats away at him for the rest of his life, about how close he came, the mistakes he made, and how his arrogance is really turning some people OFF!

    August 12, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  12. Jan


    August 12, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. John from LA

    Stay there BO!-my sentiments exactly cj-so what-CNN you've got to find more news than this nonsense!

    August 12, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  14. rap

    who cares!
    why can't you people report about McCain the way you report about Obama. why don't you give us all the details of what McCain does on his weekends off.

    August 12, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  15. Linda from Prescott AZ

    Good for the Senator. He should have a vacation now, because once he wins the election there will be no rest.

    August 12, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  16. Republican for Obama

    Come on bloggers – hate hate – give us more hate. We Americans can't get enough of the negativity, judgment and hate in this country. Let me get y'all started:

    How dare he eat at a 4 star restaurant when so many Americans are beings forced to choose between buying groceries and canceling their cell phone contracts!

    Okay take it from there....

    August 12, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  17. Lisa

    He's not fit to become the next President!

    August 12, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  18. matt

    cj, you are correct. I'll repeat that. So?

    August 12, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  19. Carl from MI

    The guy deserves a rest... after all, he doesn't take naps during the day or take weekends off like McLame does. I hope he grabs a board and rides some waves for awhile.

    August 12, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  20. Caroline, Kentucky

    Good for him. He needs all the rest he can get now because he'll have no time for vacation WHEN he's president. :-)

    August 12, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  21. Louis

    Why is this News exactly?????

    CNN – Grow Up

    August 12, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  22. Mike, TX


    August 12, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  23. ANGIE

    Glad your having a good time obama but you need to hurry back sad the media still cant leave him alone!!! FOCUS ON MCCAIN hes been whining the media hasnt given him attention but then again HE BORES PEOPLE TO DEATH AND PUTS THEM TO SLEEP WITH HIS SPEECHES !!!!!!!!

    August 12, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  24. Rob Kole

    An agressive Russia invading a democracy and he is on holiday. Hurm I guess Obama and Bush have more in common than I thought.

    August 12, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  25. Chris

    I like Obama... stop treating him like a celecbrity media or you're going to hand the nomination to the GOP?

    If you "must" report on this frivilous stuff... can you tell us what McCain at the sae exact moment?

    August 12, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
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