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

Obama hits the beach

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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.

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  1. WonderWhy

    Would love to see Cindy in swim suits - circa 40 years back !

    August 14, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  2. Ron Nebraska

    Charlotte August 14th, 2008 8:45 pm ET

    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 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  3. Heartlight 3, Maui, HI

    For all of you who think it is so outrageous for Obama to be vacationing in Hawaii.... When you have been out there in the world, faced with the level of criticism he faces all the time and trying to make a positive connection with the number of people he does, wouldn't you need a break before ramping it up to the next level? Where would you go? You would probably go home. That is all he's doing. He's home, receiving the love and comfort of his family, and recharging for the next big push. Who are you people? How can you possibly think that is a bad thing? Walk a mile in his shoes and then let me know if you think you would be able to do it better than he has been. It really makes me wonder when I see how hard some people look to try to find something to hate. No wonder we're in the mess we are in.

    August 14, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  4. Arizona Official

    Senator Obama has to work on his speech you muggers, don't you understand that he needs to take sometime off not for granted but in order for him to have a piece of mind doing some research on his speech before addressing the nation?? If you are the one to have a speech at the convention? don't you need sometime to work on your speech??? common stupid who does not understand how to plan and organizing your work, take a hike on the mountain and get lost.

    August 14, 2008 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  5. curtis in WI

    As I see these stories about Mr Obama on vacation ans see the pictures of him being a dad to his kids, it occurs to me? Where are John McCain's kids? Doesn't he have adult children? Why aren't they out campaigning for him or even just showing up for photo ops? Do they not want anything to do with him?

    August 14, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |

    NIce...glad John McCain is actually working with the delegates from the foreign relations committee to help end the situation in Georgia and taking a tough stance with Russia. Putin is a dark careful...he loves the KGB...

    August 14, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  7. Petrinia

    CNN-how low can you go!!! Give him a minute to himself and his family before he sits on his throne in the big house and tell you all,you know where you can shove this pity photo-by the way,I don't think that is him!!!!leave him be!!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2008 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  8. Who is he really?

    One white person trying to get past reverend wright.

    August 14, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  9. mary

    Leave the guy alone, for God's sake! He's been campaigning 7 days a week, unlike McShame who doesn't work on weekends. Obama's home visiting his grandmother whom he hasn't seen in over a year and visit with his other family members. I love Barack but this ridiculous! Give the man some space!!! Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Obama!

    August 14, 2008 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  10. Obama/Hillary 08

    God Jesus christ my Lord will come back to take us christian in heaven with him and in that day your social status will not be able to take you to heaven. You need to accept jesus Christ as your personal savior and water baptize to be eligible for heaven. George Bush, John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton to name a few wil not go to heaven unless they have Jesus in their lives.

    August 14, 2008 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  11. LT for Obama

    For all you haters.

    First of all, he is on vacation with his family and visiting with his grandmother who is ill. Give the man a break because when he gets back he is going to run McCain into the ground.

    As for McCain being on top of the Georgia situation, he is only beating his chest because he thinks it will intimidate Russia and now that it has not worked, the Georgian president is asking him to back it up with action that he has NO authority to give since he is NOT the POTUS. He has gone too far in his words against Russia and needs to shut up and sit down. Oh, and what about his words that in the 21st century, countries don't invade other countries. Guess he forgot about Iraq.

    August 14, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  12. Peace In !

    Peace be with you Obama and shalom. Peace In The Kingdom? That's a musical drama ! He's clever and so is Clinton ! Why don't they just team up and spare us the drama and go run the country ! Get our wind corrridors open and amen ! Ya know Roosevelt won at the convention and came in behind with delegates ! Make it take it ! Don't break your leg walking out to give that speech or trip in your new shoes !

    August 14, 2008 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
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