Obama returns to Virginia for golf
President Barack Obama is seen golfing in Hawaii in December 2009.
July 15th, 2012
04:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama returns to Virginia for golf

(CNN) - President Barack Obama returned to Virginia for the third time in as many days Sunday.

But unlike his campaign visits on Friday and Saturday, his most recent visit to the battleground state was a golf outing.

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The president hit the links at Fort Belvoir, and the White House said he was joined by his regular partner Marvin Nicholson, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, and his senior adviser David Plouffe.

On Friday, Obama campaigned in Virginia Beach, Hampton and Roanoke, and on Saturday, his campaign events were in Glen Allen and Clifton, Virginia.

Virginia is one of seven toss-up battleground states on the CNN Electoral Map.

Obama hit his 100th round of golf as president on Father's Day this year.

– CNN's Gregory Wallace and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report


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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Jay

    Good practice for being fired from his first job.

    July 15, 2012 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  2. lies from obama(and mabye his father)

    Isn't there better things to do in DC? Mabye fixing the economy is not as inportant as golf to him.

    July 15, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  3. ChicagoXile

    Campaign, campaign, golf. Maybe (just maybe) he'll get around to doing some work tomorrow.

    July 15, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  4. Larry L

    I'm pretty certain the right-wingers will forget the President who spent the least time on the job... "Dubya" spent his time in Texas cutting brush and while Cheney issued sweet deal contracts to Hallibruton. "Mission Accomplished"!

    July 15, 2012 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  5. don sykes

    I heard hes as bad at Golf as he is as at being P{resident.

    July 15, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  6. firstpoppa

    Not surprising. Only things Barry has been good for is campaigning and playing golf.

    So when's the next vacation?

    July 15, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  7. SPE

    I'm sure he's thinking; "How do I blame Bush for this triple bogey?"

    July 15, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  8. Jeff

    Is this what we pay this clown for? Campaigning and golf?

    July 15, 2012 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I don't care who is golfing; I think that it is a foolish sport to hit a ball and then go chase it. I like a spot where everything is contained in a stadium (baseball, hockey, basketball etc).

    July 15, 2012 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  10. jersey dan

    He does as good a job at playing golf as he does running the country. In other words, he sucks!!!

    July 15, 2012 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  11. JD

    Where are all the Lib's crying about "we are in a war in Afghanistan....How dare the President of the untied States golf while american soldiers die"....or is that only for Republican presidents?

    July 15, 2012 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  12. poor cnn

    Poor CNN. They finally get around to posting a story about obama golfing over 100 rounds, but they carried his water for so long, they lost most of their audience....I only comment so that Dale wont be alone on this thread.

    July 15, 2012 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  13. LibSick

    Americans elected Obama to campaign and golf and vacation and party like a rock star. Governing, we don't need no stinking governing.

    July 15, 2012 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  14. Bill Fitzgerald

    A golf outing? And he wants to be reelected? This guy is worse than a lousy president, he is insane.

    July 15, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  15. george p.

    No time for the NAACP convention but FORE!

    July 15, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  16. fire0bama

    0bama is a shameless person. Fire him in Nov. 2012!

    July 15, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  17. lina

    all my HARD WORKING MONEY SPENDING FOR Liar in chieft for his/family LAVISH VACATION but is OK for libtard because most living in the wlefare(votes)

    July 15, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  18. Jerry from Dallas

    Energetic and active president. Romney boating and Obama golfing.....what a combination?

    July 16, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
  19. Cindy

    Mitt Romney chooses to spend time with his family and attend chuch on Sundays.....obama doesn't believe in going to church and chooses to spend at least six hours away from his family every Sunday.

    July 16, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  20. Thomas

    Dale , the Presidents golf game cost a lot less then Romney's boating on the lake.

    July 16, 2012 02:22 am at 2:22 am |
  21. eojsmada

    Man it must be nice to take 4 weeks off a year, just to play golf. So on top of the fact that we have to pay this guy to be the President, we have to pay for 100 rounds of golf at a minimum $500/pop PLUS all the Secret Service that is involved to make this happen every time at easily 50,000/round. It's insane how much this guy spends and then has the AUDACITY to ask the Rich to help pay more. Why?? Just so you can play more golf at the taxpayer's expense? I don't care what you do on your vacations...but don't you DARE say that you are in your office and working, when you are out on the golf course. It is demeaning to the American People who work hard, every day, just to get by...only to have some two-faced imbecile spouting off about how the rich need to pay more taxes. This man needs to get his head examined.

    July 16, 2012 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  22. fred

    And once again vets who spent 15 – 20 -30 years at low pay and insults defending this country were knocked off courses, for 4 or 5 hours...a tiny benefit that they spent their blood, sweat, toil and tears to earn.

    July 16, 2012 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
  23. Hindsight 20/20

    He deserves a break just like everyone else. We don't need a stressed out Pres of the USA. Besides, his position probably has him working even on his off time.

    July 16, 2012 03:22 am at 3:22 am |
  24. b4b

    Where is the media outrage ?
    Where are the weekly stories and talking heads excoriating the president on his seemingly endless golf outings and lavish travel of the first family?
    Where's the criticism of the voluminous campaigning?
    Where is the media scrutiny of the presidential "optics" of all of this while we have troops in harm's way overseas?
    Where are the media standards?
    Just like the coverage... absent.

    July 16, 2012 04:42 am at 4:42 am |
  25. Jerry

    Wow! What else is new?! Other than letting the economy/jobs tank and relentlessly and unjustifiably attack Mr. Romney and whoever does not agree with his crap, that is. Extort political contributions, vacation, play golf, extort more political contributions, vacation, play golf, and repeat again and again.

    And, most if not all these junkets on the taxpayer's dime. This man and his flunkies have no shame or respect for the American people.

    July 16, 2012 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
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