(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.
Thanks for confirming that Barack Obama is indeed vacationing CNN. Keep up your ground breaking journalistic efforts.
Guys, relax... This is a blog, not a breaking news site!
Wish the media would leave candidates alone while they're on vacation!
We know Obama's in Hawaii on vacation...
Obama doing what one does on vacation is NOT news. Leave the poor guy and his family ALONE already!
Just an observation, should someone as thin as Barack be in surf that rough. Guess his detail is on vacation as well.
Let the man and his family have a nice holiday. He has had precious little time with his family the last couple of years. Honestly CNN, butt out!
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Obama should stay in Hawaii-he's just not needed anymore–the war in Iraq is winding down and the price of crude oil is falling like a rock–
Let's send him back to the Senate and get back to the good life--we don't need his proposed new taxes--we need that money to keep the beer flowing and the best restaurant food at our disposal–
Big D.......................... You! Nor any other Comments. Have the Floor...
You make a comment, and your lucky if it even gets accepted... You do not control the Media.. I keep informing the Media, they also do not control the Free-Speech. So live with "Compost-Heap"...
Stinks don't it??
Cnn, your " news " organization is now an absolute joke! Of all the issues that need investigated, written about, exposed and analyzed you only want to sink to the lowest common denominator! You people should just fold it up and find jobs in some other line of work because you are no longer journalists of any kind, and in fact you do more damage to an allready dumb-downed America.
WHY IS THIS NEWS!!
Lynn August 14th, 2008 7:08 pm ET
We don't want Obama!!! Down with Obama!!! Our dying Nation needs a real Leader!!! Hillary don't let Obama Trick you!!
Woman, will you PLEEASE shut the hell up! YOU don't want Obama, the rest of us DO want Obama so speak for yourself!! Hillary LOST and SHE WILL NOT BE THE NOMINEE!!! GOT IT!!!??
It's good to relax and recoup. Has anyone looked at McCain lately? He looks scared all the time. What on earth is McCain so terrified of? I think a president who knows how to be laid back from time to time would do this country a world of good.
Take your time, Barack. Then come back and show that old man what's what.
Please bring the aloha spirit back to Washington. They have forgotten how to walk the beach, watch a sunset, smell plumeria. Most importantly, they have forgotten how to respect the land and our spirit.
A hui hou.
What about a blog on McCain's comment at his conference today that the Georgia situation is "the worst International crisis since the Cold War?'
Since McCain has downgraded 911, the fight against terrorism, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Iran's pursuit of Nuclear weapons....etc , surely a conversation on that is more important than some stalkers' photo of a man on vacation!!
Obama cares more about putting his feet up and being glorified by his fans than he does about doing any of the things that he says he will do.
He's a disgrace.
Mccain is vacationing Aspen with Barbie right now.
Joyce in Florida August 14th, 2008 7:02 pm ET
Must be nice vacationing at such a critical time in his campaign. Thought the weekend earlier in the Virgin Islands was good enough. Guess not. This shows you where his priorities REALLY are.
You know Joyce, he could have taken a vacation at ANY time and you would still have something negative to say about him doing it. Why don't you stop and write a check to Queen Hillary before it's too late! hurry!! TICK TOCK!!
Funny that when CNN posts something like this, suddenly they are a horrible news organization. I want to know why any democratic candidate vacations in Hawaii? That isn't fair. He should be sending the money he would have spent on Hawaii to pay for health care for poor people. Hypocritical if you ask me.
CNN, I watch your channel regularly. But this is RICICULOUS. SHAME ON YOU!! It's called a vacation...away from YOU...the media!! How about pictures of Russian tanks charging on their way to Tibilsi....now that's news, not this. Tsk tsk, CNN.
YOU ALL DONT SEE THE POINT.. OBAMA IS A MEDIA DARLING.
THE MEDIA SUPPOSES THAT AMERICANS ARE INTERESTE IN OBAMA'S EVERY MOVE . JUST WISH THEY WOULD TELL US WHO THE REAL OBAMA IS!
Joyce in Florida...you are correct. It is nice to know where his priorities are...with his family. More than you can say for MCcain...he left his first family high and dry.
For a moment I thought I had accidentally clicked on a celebrity gossip site.
This is worthy of a news spot... how?
I'm glad to see Obama relaxing. People think just because he is on vacation that is's something wrong with that. NOT !!! When you're working do you not take a vacation......I bet you do! He has done an outstanding job and I wish him and his family nothing but the best. He deserves it after getting attacked by the press for EVERYTHING !
he does or says but nothing negative on McCain...UMMMMMMM !!!
MY KIND OF PRESIDENT. . .GO OBAMA!