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. Leah DiMarco, Texas

    Geri-
    There are TONS of photos of Obama with his daughters on vacation. You haven't looked if you haven't seen them!

    August 14, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  2. Jan From Boca Raton, Fl

    Obama should stay on the beach until the election is over

    August 14, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  3. McCain=the draft

    McCain takes every weekend off!

    August 14, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  4. Buck12

    I like reading what the dems have to say on this article. Democrats have this way of twisting a story in their head and rationalizing it to fit their belief system. This is a perfect example: Obama is pictured walking on the beach shirtless, so they congratulate him on taking a break and commenting his cool looks. If this was McCain they would be all over him bashing his time off.

    The position you're running for is President of the US, act like a candidate Obama and not a movie star.

    August 14, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. pam Eugene OR

    I pray he and his family have a wonderful, much deserved vacation. McCain has had every weekend off since winning the nomination of his party!
    Barack will return refreshed and ready to knock the light out of McCain in the debates.

    August 14, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  6. David from Ohio

    I sure hope no pictures of McCain in any state of undress appear. Keep throwing the L word around wingnuts. It's not going to help you this time around.

    August 14, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  7. Lisa, MD

    GIVE HIM A BREAK WHY ARE YOU HATIN ON HIM. MCCAIN DOESN'T EVEN WORK JUST PRETEND WITH HATER ADS TOWARDS OBAMA. AT LEAST OBAMA WORKS EVEN WHEN HE'S ON VACATION. MCCAIN ON VACATION 24/7. NOW THAT'S A RAP.

    August 14, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  8. linda from South Dakota

    enjoy the moments barack,, you deserve the vacation,,, u have my vote for usre

    August 14, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. MikeH

    Leave the guy alone and let him enjoy some peace with his family.

    August 14, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  10. bruja

    Nova: McCain on top of the situation in Georgia?
    How? Why? He has a dangerously big mouth – that's all.
    Do you really think he can impress the Russians?????
    BTW: What exactly do YOU know about Georgia and Russia? Get informed, my friend, get informed....

    August 14, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. bruja

    Nova: McCain on top of the situation in Georgia?
    How? Why? He has a dangerously big mouth – that's all.
    Do you really think he can impress the Russians?????
    BTW: What exactly do YOU know about Georgia and Russia? Get informed, my friend.

    August 14, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  12. Charles Bohannan

    Right on, Barack - way to get barreled! A president with Aloha, that's what we need. Someone who goes surfing instead of hunting...

    August 14, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  13. Rose

    Who cares?? Does CNN have to report everything this guy does, we know how many pairs of shoes he has, we know when he wears jeans, enough of Obama, stick to what people really care about.

    August 14, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  14. Sue

    He deserves a vacation as much as the hard working Americans.

    Thanks to the Republicans, I have to work alot harder and forgo my vacations.

    August 14, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  15. KC

    CNN PLEASE!!! This is not news. He's is on vacation with his family. Would you like to be stalked while on vacation or etc...?

    August 14, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  16. TerryDo--Puma +40

    Does it take that long to get a legitimate copy of Obama BC?

    August 14, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  17. ERIC, MN

    I love how people call him an elitist. He owns one house and just finished paying off his student loans a few years ago. Now contrast that with McCain who owns 9 houses, wheres 600 dollar shoes, and his wife just stated that the only way to get around Arizona is by private jet. WHOS THE ELITIST?

    August 14, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  18. TXBad1 Never for Obama (X-Dem)

    Don't they Have great white Sharks in those waters? wonder if there republican?

    August 14, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  19. Vigla

    Denise,

    Obama is from Hawaii. If he wants to go and visit family and happen to go to the beach, so be it. This negative nonsense has to stop.

    Why is it OK for McCain to dump his disabled first wife, and marry a rich wife so he can become well connected and win elected office? If that's no elitist I don't know what is!!!

    August 14, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  20. gregg

    as for a private moment,,, get real and shut up,,, he is suppossed to your next president,, not mine,, but yours,, i thought you needed god in your world daily,, a vote for hillary in denver,, would be nice,,,

    August 14, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  21. Charlotte

    I get the feeling Camp David will be used a lot, if Obama wins. He doesn't appear to have much stamina. Two vacations in what, six months...

    August 14, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  22. gregg

    average american goes to hawaii,,, wow,,, im lucky to see water

    August 14, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  23. NoMcSame

    McSame on the beach. Oh, bring me a bucket. Just the thought of it makes me sick.
    Obama08

    August 14, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  24. John McCainn

    He's just so dreamy

    August 14, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  25. The Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    Hey is that John Kerry

    What a risky elitist.

    Must be nice to relax at taxpayer expense.

    Go Johnny go

    August 14, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
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