August 14th, 2008
06:42 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama hits the beach

Obama is vacationing in Hawaii.
Obama is vacationing in Hawaii.

(CNN) – A network pool camera captured a shirtless Barack Obama enjoying the surf in Hawaii Thursday.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is vacationing there through the end of the week.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (212 Responses)
  1. R

    what's next? reporting him shaving as news?

    August 14, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  2. John

    Cool, that man deserves a vacation.

    Unlike McCain, Obama campaigns 7 days a week.

    August 14, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  3. Susan from Scotts Valley, CA

    Can't a guy have a private moment?

    August 14, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  4. zina

    Are you guys serious? This isn't news. Leave him alone.

    August 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  5. Joe Kiloz

    While Geogia is being brutally invaded........

    August 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  6. Dr.Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    LEAVE THE MAN ALONE, WHILE HE IS ON VACATION.

    August 14, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. Comment...

    Can this man have any privacy?

    August 14, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  8. Jeff

    That's news?!? You guys are really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

    August 14, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  9. Nova from NV

    McCain was on top of the situation in Georgia and also sending his senator allies to monitor the situation in the capital of Georgia. Barack Obama on the beach enjoying the surf? Well, I think I know who I would trust to run this country.

    August 14, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  10. The Austrian

    Ooh ooh! Did he have good pecs? Good abs?

    Absolutely pathetic that this is the best general news service out there...

    I'd ask for equal coverage of both candidates but I really don't care to see a shirtless McCain at the beach. How about we just leave news items like this to the tabloids? This should be above CNN.

    August 14, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  11. R N Indiana

    How is this news?

    August 14, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. Danny, Independent from AZ

    This isn't news, but it is just another way Obama is in touch with the average American.

    And OH LOOK! He's not wearing $520 penny loafers unlike other elitists.. I mean candidates!

    August 14, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  13. REA

    have fun and get plenty of rest obama so when you come back you will kick old man mccain butt. please be safe and god bless you and your family.obama 08 all the way.

    August 14, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  14. Roy

    Looks like a paparazzi picture taken for the national enquirer.

    ya know, the magazine for the celebrities? XD

    August 14, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  15. Lisa

    Stay there and don't come back!!

    August 14, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  16. David

    This is news? CNN is becoming a despicable rumor-mill type station. They are going really low.

    August 14, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  17. darolyn

    he got one more day of free time and ya'll still bothering him i cant wait til this election is over when he wins!

    August 14, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  18. Lili, FL

    How is this news??? CNN, we know you love Obama and want him to be president, but this is a little too much!

    August 14, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  19. Obama Mama in NJ

    I'd love to see McCain shirtless. I lied, no I wouldn't. Enjoy your vacation Sen. Obama, get much needed rest – you will need to come back swinging. Not to mention getting Hillary in-line.

    August 14, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  20. CARLOS IN CANADA(wondering if cnn has lost its mind)

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  21. Ardnuas

    Wow.... what a HUNK..... Come on McCain let us see YOUR body.

    August 14, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  22. fred

    gosh, I'm not an Obama supporter, but for goodness sakes, leave him and his family alone while they're on vacation.

    August 14, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  23. Please and Thank You

    (Caption) "I told everyone I would promote CHANGE – just forgot to get instructions from an EXPERIENCED Swimmer before I jumped in'

    August 14, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  24. Ryan

    Let's all freak out because Obama swims at a beach when visiting Hawaii just like normal people would!

    August 14, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  25. Obama/Clinton '08

    Virginia is Red, the Ocean Waters off Hawaii are Blue, I knew I should selected Hillary as my VP, but who knew?

    August 14, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
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