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

    The Golfer in Chief?

    July 15, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  2. T'sah From Virginia

    President Obama is not allowed to play golf nor is he allowed to go on vacation!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    July 15, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  3. clownshoes

    Does this guy do anything other than golf, blame, and campaign?

    July 15, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  4. Rick in AZ

    Apparently it's ok for Romney to take a vacation to jet-ski around. He's unemployed dontchaknow. Pres Obama who has a real job takes an afternoon off for a round of golf and the right wingers get hysterical.

    July 15, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    He should not golf one afternoon while Romney is still on a 2 week vacation. Shame.

    July 15, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  6. n

    Dale and your tired point is?

    July 15, 2012 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  7. Jeff

    When does this guy work? He has been campaigning for months, goes on all the talk shows and has golfed over 100 times!! No wonder this country is a captainless ship. Obama loves the title of president but doesn't like the actual work involved.

    July 15, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  8. Roy

    Enjoy your day off, Mr. President. 4 more years!

    July 15, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  9. California

    This guy (Hussein Obama) makes pathetic look good.

    July 15, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  10. PJ/TX

    Good for him! Everybody needs some "down time". If you don't have a "swift" boat docked at your summer palace,
    or you don't have a dried up ranch that needs constant "weed wacking", then golf is the answer. Have fun
    Mr President! You earned it!

    July 15, 2012 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  11. Louden Swain

    The Guy loves golfing and campaigning....also pointing out flaws in others...not the best at running a Country though.

    July 15, 2012 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  12. mikle

    Very soon he going to have a lot of time to play golf like that.

    July 15, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  13. Sue

    While Rome burns...........Obama golfs, hosts numerous parties at the White House, has Motown parties, shoots hoops, goes on international/domestic vacations on the tax payers' dime, bets on sports, etc.........It is pathetic and disgusting!!

    July 15, 2012 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  14. bill

    I am glad the uhbama could take a break from all his fundraising to get in some time for golf. Worst president ever.

    July 15, 2012 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  15. electroguy

    It must be tough for the unemployed... but then again... he wouldnt know because he is too busy golfing..

    July 15, 2012 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  16. Amabo Skcus Gnolhcs

    Better get in all the games now before he has to start paying for them.

    July 15, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  17. Willard-The king for "of-shoring"

    Better that the the "outsorcer-in chief wanabe, AKA Willard, the king of ofshoring!

    July 15, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  18. Grow up already...

    The golfer in chief was Eisenhower. The vacationer in cheif was Bush. Give it a rest...

    July 15, 2012 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  19. Name

    Because that's all the mentally he has. The rest he total sucks in leadership.

    July 15, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  20. luke,az

    Good job President Obama in keeping the country safe and keeping the country out of a depression. You deserve 4 more years to move America FORWARD.

    July 15, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  21. Penobscot

    He took a moment from lying about Mitt Romney for another round of golf....

    July 15, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  22. fred37ify

    Ol' Stymie thinks he's a regular Tiger Woods – don't he ?

    July 15, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  23. Manny

    The country is falling apart and all this man does is to play golf. Hypocrite and shameless.

    July 15, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  24. Norma Vessels

    President George W. Bush rode his bicycle .. President Obama plays golf .. what's the problem, Dale. All
    presidents need down time. If you think he is negleteing his duties, you're wrong .. wherever he goes, he is
    always informed about what's going on .. he's never 'off' the job, even though he may be out on a golf course.

    July 15, 2012 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  25. Julie

    You look like Erkel, for Godssakes! Put on some PANTS! Your are the leader of the free world!!!

    July 15, 2012 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
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