Obama takes a walk around his Chicago neighborhood
June 2nd, 2012
02:37 PM ET

Obama takes a walk around his Chicago neighborhood

(CNN) – President Obama enjoyed a short stroll Saturday in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago after spending a rare night in his home there.

Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett joined Obama as they walked to the home of one of his friends, according to pool reporters traveling with the president. The two were closely tailed by a Secret Service agent, and police had closed off several blocks around the area.

As Obama walked past reporters he said, “Nice day, huh?” He also asked them if they’d spent any money in Chicago the night before.

When reporters asked the president if he’d made breakfast for himself at home, he replied, “No, I woke up too late.”

Obama is in Chicago following campaign events there and in Minneapolis on Friday. This is the first time Obama has spent the night at his Chicago home since April 2011.

Watch video of Obama's stroll here.

 


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  1. NAM VET

    YOUR OLD DIGS WAS EASY SELL OUT WAS IT NOT? SELLING OUT THE REST OF AMERICA WAS A CRAP SHOOT
    FOR YOU AS WELL. NOT MANY WOULD EQUAT THE SELL OUT OF AMERICA AS THE MANLY THING TO DO BUT YOU HAVE DONE DONE THAT AS WELL AND NOT EVEN BLINKED AN EYE. YOU ARE THE SICKEST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. DO THE RIGHT THING ,TAKE A WALK AND DO NOT COME BACK. WE DO NOT WANT NOR NEED YOU. WE HAVE A BETTER VIEW AND HOPE FOR AMERICA AND DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR SORRY AGENDA. YOUR HERITAGE DOES NOT BELONG TO THIA COUNTRY. YOU HAVE NO LOVE FOR THIS COUNTRY,JUS
    LEAVE WHILE YOU CAN. WE WILL DO JUST FINE WITHOUT YOU AND SOCIAL DOMINANCE. WE ARE AMERICANS
    AND HAVE NO NEED OF YOUR LIKES.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • sandra

      Hey Nam Vet....Seriously–go take your meds. Or, actually, are there any meds that fix STUPID AND IGNORANT?

      June 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
      • Name*Liz Carter

        @Sandra,...I don't really believe this clown is a Nam Vet!! LOL!! He is just an aryan white supremacist!! He's one of the ones who wants their country back!! Military usually is more disciplined than that!! They certainly learn to respect the chain of command, whether they agree with all of it's decisions or not!! In this clowns case, it's not really about the Presidents political views and decisions, it's just about Barack Obama, the black man being President of the United States!!

        June 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • dnick47

      We (America I mean) without you and the likes of you. I see you are a real phoony!

      June 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
    • Debbie

      @NAM VET Turn off Caps lock. Otherwise you are just screaming.

      June 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Obumer cannot walk in Washington, DC,
        nor can he walk in
        his home town, Chicago (just down the street)
        without CLOSING DOWN SEVERAL BLOCKS AROUND THE AREA:

        "The two were closely tailed by a Secret Service agent, and police had closed off several blocks around the area."

        I wish the DemocRATS in Washington, DC, would take a walk through all the Washington, DC, to promote the DemocRAT platform.

        What are the DemocRAT Senators, Representatives, White House Staff
        AFRAID OF?
        Most of Washington, DC,
        Votes DemocRATic.

        June 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
      • gooben

        They are afraid of niqqers like you.

        June 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
    • MaryM

      I know who you are, and YOU are NOT a VETERAN. STOP DISHONORING OR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN

      June 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
      • Lizzie

        Better turn him in to the WH for being the enemy.

        June 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      NO SCREAMING HERE!

      No Screaming here!

      Wait, my sound was up on it's highest.

      I didn't hear anybody Screaming!

      I DIDN'T HEAR ANYBODY SCREAMING!

      OH, i mean Oh,,,, ooops i mean oh, i get it now...

      June 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
    • WIMPY38

      Nam: you been sniffing too much Napalm, bro.

      June 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
    • chris

      hmmm. You definitely need some help. I can't believe some people can't still get over the fact that we have a black president and his was born and raised in Africa. I hope you seek help before it is late

      June 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  2. NAM VET

    THAT'S MY VIEW AND STICK TO IT. IF OTHERS DON'T AGREE -TS. MAJORITY RULES IS HOW THIS ALL PLAYS OUT.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • Med Musa

      IF WE LOOK AT THINGS THE OTHER WAY, THE PRESIDENT IS HEALTHY PERSON, FRIENDLY AND NOT FULL OF HATE. I GUESS YOUR REMARKS ARE NOT ONLY FULL OF HATE BUT YOU MIGHT BE SICK AND THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE YOU WELL TO PROVIDE HEALTH CARE WITHOUT PRE-CONDITION. MAM VET, YOU NEED TO SEE A MEDICAL DOCTOR. YOU NEED HELP: MR. PRESIDENT, CONTINUE TO PRESS ON WITH YOUR GOOD WORKS AND AMBITION FOR AMERICA.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
      • NAM VET

        THANKS FOR THE LARGE CAPS–OUR POTUS HAS JUST ABOUT BLOWN HIS EGO AND NEEDS
        AN ARMEND GUARD GUARD AND A LADY TO TRAVERSE HIS HOME TURF IN CHCAGO. REALLY SAD FOR HIM
        IAM SURE,BUT REALLY HE HAS USED JUST ABOUT EVERYONE AND BETRAYED THEM ALL. WORST OF ALL HE
        HAS BETRAYED THIS COUNTRY. I AM SURE THAT THIS WILL OFFEND THE FAR LEFT.:ALIAS" SOCIALISTS LEANING
        FOLKS. THIS NOV. WILL DETERMAN LIFE OR DEATH FOR DEMOCRACY. MY VOTE IS FOR GOD ,FAMILY AND THE
        AMERICA OUR FOREFATHERS GAVE US TO PROTECT.

        June 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
      • NAM VET

        I HAVE NO HATE FOR ANYONE–DISGUST WOULD BE MORE CORRECT. IF OB FULL OF LOVE FOR THIS COUNTRY,WHY DOES HE DISRESPECT US ABROAD AS HE DID ON HIS TRIPS TO OTHER COUNTRYS HIS 1ST YEAR
        OF TRAVEL. WHY DID HE ACCEPT A BOOK OF COMMUNIST PRINCIPLES FROM CHAVEZ AT THE UN. JUST BEING POLITE,RIGHT? WRONG, HE REALLY DID NOT WANT TO DISREPECT A COMMRAD. HE HAD ALREADY READ AND
        EAT A CHEESE BURGER FOR DESERT.

        June 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • MaryM

      Nam Vet, I know who you are and you are NOT a Vet. Stop impersonating Americas great military men and women.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        @mary,,,

        PLEASE QUIT SCREAMING YOUR "I"!

        I cannot even focus on your RANT when you capitalize your "I".

        SO JUST QUIT SCREAMING.

        thank you

        June 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        @mary,

        i did not even see your "NOT".....

        quit screaming!

        i know what not means, i know what knots are, i know that you are not
        working the shift key and
        you are actually screaming!

        MaryM

        YOU are NOT a VETERAN. STOP DISHONORING OR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN

        thank you,,,,

        Oooops,,, are we trying to control speech here?

        I MEAN,
        ARE YOU TRYING TO CONTROL SPEECH HERE?
        CAN YOU HEAR ME miss mary?

        June 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
      • ChrisG

        1free ......... you are confused .it is the non nam vet that is screaming

        June 3, 2012 at 12:18 am |
      • chris

        So when was the last time you had seen a POTUS walk by himself in his old neigborhood? Seriously, I think you need some help or stop doing whatever drugs you are on.

        June 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
    • jean2009

      @Nam Vet Doing drugs in Nam scrambled your brains? However I agree with Mary M you are probably a sad little sack that can't get attention in lower case.

      Having been conscripted doesn't make anyone an oracle. All it seems to have done in your case, is make you a ranting fool who types with his Caps Locks key stuck on.

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/07/09/vietnam-aint-over/

      June 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        @ Teenie2009 Jeannie 2009

        The Drafted Liberal/Commie folks
        in Viet Nam
        Smoked Pot.

        The professional warriers SMOKED THE ENEMY.

        June 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
      • jean2009

        As I qualify for SS, that means Jean is no teen.

        The correct answer is no one smoked the enemy, as our troops were withdrawn and Saigon fell to the Vietcong.
        Unless you think Mai Lai was perpetrated by professionals?

        http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-withdraws-from-vietnam

        http://pensivepages.hubpages.com/hub/Most-Significant-Events-of-Vietnam

        June 4, 2012 at 8:28 am |
      • NAM VET

        THIS IS FOR SS JEANE--THE TOP NORTH VIET GEN SAID WE –THE AMERICANS DID IN FACT WIN ALL THE BATTLES–
        IT WAS THE AMERICAN PROTESTORS AND OUR POLITICIANS THAT WON THE WAR FOR NORTH VIETNAM. SS JEANE
        ,GET YOUR HISTORY RIGHT. WE AS A COUNTRY HAVE NEVER SUPPORTED OUR WOUNDED FROM ANY WAR. OUR
        CHARITABLE FOLKS HAVE ALWAYS DONE THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR TROOPS. THE VET. ADIMMISTRATION IS
        STILL PATHETIC, THE GOOD FOR THOSE WHO ARE RETURNING FROM MID. EAST CONFLICTS HAVE BEEN FROM
        THE DEP POCKETS OF OTHER VETS AND THEIR FAMILY'S.

        June 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  3. luke,az

    Chicago ,the city of broad shoulders, produced a president with broad shoulders. The people of America and the world are very proud of you Mr. President.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • sherryww

      Yep, Chicago has produced a plethora of honorable men! It historically the home of the most corrupt politicians in US history. How many of it's "broad shouldered" former governors have served prison terms?

      June 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      I might be able to agree with you,,,,

      Moochelle has BROADER SHOULDERS than Barry wHoseHinnie does.

      Is Moochelle from Chi-Town?

      June 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
    • Fred Butz

      I thought he was from Hawaii.

      June 3, 2012 at 9:07 am |
      • FLIndependent

        Seriously? He was born in Hawaii and lived in Chicago in his adult years. He was an Illinois Senator in case you're that misinformed.

        June 4, 2012 at 11:45 am |
      • NAM VET

        IT WAS A FROUDIAN SLIP, HE FORGOT HE WAS PROGRAMED TO SAY HE WAS BORN IN THE ISLANDS. THE BEST PROGRAMMERS SCREW UP ALSO. OBAMA WAS HIS BEST STUDENT AND YES A SCREW UP.

        June 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  4. NAM VET

    IN HIS MEMORY WALK, WITH OTHER THAN HIS WIFE AND SS MAN TO SECURE HIS FREINDS VIRTUE OR HIS, HE IS IN
    A REMINICENT MOOD OF PAST CONQUESTS----LIFE IS GOOD FOR OB AND HE RELISHES THE MOMWNT.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • Debbie

      Turn off Caps lock.

      June 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        DEBBIE,,,

        CAN YOU NOT READ WHAT IS WRITTEN IF WHAT IS WRITTEN IS IN CAPS?

        QUIT telling others to do ANYTHING!

        IF you cannot read what he is typing,,,,
        DON't READ IT!

        DEBBIE,,,
        QUIT TYPING TO OTHERS TO TURN THEIR CAPS OFF!
        darnit!

        June 2, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
    • jean2009

      Spelling challenged.

      June 4, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  5. NAM VET

    THE MOMENT HE RELISHES IS SHORT, HE MUST WORRY NOW OF THE RETRIBUTION FROM THE ORGANIZED CRIME
    BOSSES HE HAS BETRAYED FOR HIS EGO.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
    • MaryM

      YOU are NOT a VETERAN. STOP DISHONORING OR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN

      June 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  6. Boot

    Nam vet take your meds.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
    • NAM VET

      RE: BOOT REPLY--–YOU HAVE NOT LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO HAVE AN OPINION,YOU NEVER SERVED YOUR
      COUNTRY–YOU HAVE NEVER SCRIFICED . YOU ARE WRONG ON MEDS,-THOSE THAT NEVER SERVED WERE THE
      ONES WHO DISREPECTED THOSE THAT DID. NO DRUGS FOR THIS VET AND NEVER WILL BE. WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM. JUST NO GUTS IS MY BEST BET/

      June 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
      • MaryM

        Nam Vet, I know who you are and you are NOT a Vet. Stop DISHONORING Americas great military men and women.

        June 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  7. NAM VET

    YOU COULD SAVE YOUR SELF IF YOU PULLED YOUR TAIL AND RESIGNED, YOU COULD GET A NEW NAME AND
    BE UNDER WITNESS PROTECTION AND LIVE LIKE A KING–YOU KNOW,LIKE YOU HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU
    SHOULD HAVE BEEN, IN YOUR OWN MIND OF COURSE. GOOD LUCK SAD SACK.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • MaryM

      Nam Vet, I know who you are and you are NOT a Vet. Stop impersonating Americas great military men and women.

      June 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  8. NAM VET

    MARYM----I SERVED IN NAM 66-67. I LOST ONE OF MY BEST MEN, YOU MY DEAR NEVER SERVED AND ONLY
    LOST YOUR VERTUE WITH THE STREET GROUPS WHO DISHONORED ALL WHO DID SERVE OUR COUNTRY.

    June 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
    • jean2009

      http://www.vvaw.org/

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_Veterans_Against_the_War

      http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Turning.html?id=3AhGjLUf8SYC

      A good many of the Vietnam Vets were those who most protested that stupid war.
      You were not alone in losing a relative, a friend, or to have a family member who served during that era.

      June 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
      • jean2009

        Drafted...actually drafted means you can get some people with skills...whereas with volunteers....the only ones who volunteer are those who are not going to college.

        http://www.cato.org/pubs/handbook/hb111/hb111-48.pdf

        June 4, 2012 at 8:54 am |
      • Steveo

        @Jean2009,

        That was sad commentary even for you, Jean! It is not your concern why people serve, just be grateful they do. Some people actually get degrees while in the service and some after! Some even stop college in the middle of their studies1 just be glad folks serve! Honestly, your comments make me ill!

        June 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
    • MaryM

      Like I said Nam Vet, I know who you are, and YOU are NOT a VETERAN. STOP DISHONORING OR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN

      June 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
      • MaryM

        OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN

        June 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  9. NAM VET

    IT IS NEVER STUPID TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY IN PEACE OR WAR,AT HOME OR WAR. WHEN YOU VOLUNTEER.
    IT IS AN HONOR TO SERVE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND COUNTRY. THOSE THAT DO NOT SUPPORT THERE FELLOW
    AMERICANS ARE LESS FOR THE MEMORIES. YOU WHO OPPOSE OUR COUNTRY AND THOSE THAT DID SERVE,
    I WOULD SAY–LIVE IN IRAN,TURKEY.SOMALIA. "LIVE FREE OR DIE". OUR FOREFATHERS DID. OUR FOUNDING
    FOREFATHERS DID NOT DIE IN WAR–THEY DIED OF OLD AGE. THE ONES THAT SUFFERED WERE THOSE THAT
    FOUGHT AND THEIR FAMILIES. STUPID IS THOSE WHO DO NOT SUPPORT THOSE WHO DO AND ENDURE.

    June 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
    • MaryM

      Stop impersonating Americas great military men and women.

      June 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  10. NAM VET

    MARY M.–YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO YOU ARE---SORRY,BUT YOU NEED TO SEEK PROFFESSION HELP.

    June 2, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
    • MaryM

      Nam Vet, you can call me all the names you want. YOU still are NOT a VETERN

      June 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
      • NAM VET

        NO NAMES FOR YOU -SORRY WOULD BE MY BEST BET. ONLY YOU CAN REDIEM YOURSELF,IF YOU REALLY HAVE
        A CHRISTIAN FAITH--TAKE JESUS AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR–YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, IT
        DID FOR ME. YES I HAVE OPINIONS–AND AS YOU KNOW I CALL A SPADE A SPADE,BUT NOT ALL BAD IN LIFE IS
        IS FOREVER IF YOU ARE TRUE TO GOD. BELIEVE IT OR NOT-IT IS TRUE. GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU!

        June 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  11. Lizzie

    Last weekend over 40 people got shoot and killed in Chicago, no wonder they blocked of the neighborhood.

    June 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  12. Degaz

    Seems like Valerie is the real power around these parts.

    June 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  13. hammer

    Shitcago is a crap hole.

    June 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  14. Lookwhoistalking

    Why are you guys intertwining NAM VET, he is just screaming for attention. Saying nothing, yet, talking loud . . . LOL! That was funny!

    June 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  15. Lookwhoistalking

    Why are you guys entertaining NAM VET, he is just screaming for attention. Saying nothing, yet, talking loud . . . LOL! That was funny!

    June 2, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  16. Sponge-Bob

    I thought he "wasn't going to rest for one minute until everyone had good paying jobs"? Now he sleeps in? He's losing more independents by the day.

    June 2, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
    • maljazur

      @Sponge-Bob- Seriously? There are folks who think "not resting until..." literally means you shouldn't not see him at leisure at all? No wonder ya'll can't understand his strategy. You aren't capable!

      June 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  17. ted

    god almight people, have you no life other than to rant and rave at each other? go out side and listen to the birds, go take a walk in the woods, go out for lunch. At least Obama has a life and is living it. Good for him.

    June 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
    • duce

      Good for him, bad for our economy and those that are unemployed.

      June 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
  18. judy

    Obama 212 tired of the looney tunes move forward.

    June 3, 2012 at 12:34 am |
  19. Alimi

    MaryM, why don't you buzz off. Quit harassing NAM Vet about the caps. He is legally blind and that is the only way he can read back his posting.

    June 3, 2012 at 5:35 am |
  20. Jose Canyusi

    Let's see ex-President Frank Burns take a walk around HIS neighborhood...........

    June 3, 2012 at 7:41 am |
  21. SafeJourney3

    If you want to know what type of leader Mitt Romney would be just ask the good people of Massachusetts

    June 3, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  22. ElectClinton

    Back to the scene of the crime.

    Wonder if he went by the House he got from the slum lord Resco.

    June 3, 2012 at 9:12 am |
  23. cuisinemanager

    He needs to be careful, this is the same town where 43 people were shot over Memorial weekend and 10 people were murdered including one seven year old girl. Speaks out about the Martin case but stays quiet about his own home town were murder is an epidemic. The hypocrisy is stunning! One issue is political and the other issue is real!

    June 3, 2012 at 9:13 am |
    • Sponge-Bob

      As per last years study, it's also the most corrupt city in the nation. No wonder he lies every time he speaks and greases his friends' palms.

      June 3, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    • BLKMANnAmerica

      WHERE in America today (in what city) people are not "murdered" every day of the week 365 days in a year? WHERE?

      June 4, 2012 at 11:17 am |
  24. DJ

    The media reports that there is serious problems with job creations this weekend, so our President decides to take a trip home for a photo opp ??? And he wonders what is happening with his ratings??? This shows where his priorities lie, Wake up America!!!

    June 3, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  25. James

    Hmmmm!!–Wonder if he wore a flackjacket ???

    June 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  26. BLKMANnAmerica

    My President (Obama) lives life...................not repuk's madness. Go President Obama, hope you enjoyed.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:19 am |
  27. NAM VET

    IN CAPS JUST FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BAD VISION,WE HAVE JUST WITNESSED A FIRST IN THE REALITY OF OUR SENSES. WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE TO READ, BUT HAS A NEW SENSE ,THAT BEING THE SENCE OF ACTUALLY HEARING THE TYPED MESSAGE. IS THIS POSSIBLE AS WE KNOW IT. PERHAPS IT IS JUST
    A GLICH IN THE SENSORING PORTION OF THE MIND. WHY IS CAPS SCARY FOR SOME AND FOR ME IT IS JUST
    READABLE?

    June 4, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  28. NAM VET

    IN HS TYPING CLASS,THE GOAL WAS TO BEAT 90 PER MIN,IN THE NORM WITH FIRST LETER CAPPED AND REST IN SENTENCE IN SMALL. WHEN YOU TYPED IN LARGE THRU OUT YOU CAN TYPE 30 PLUS PER MIN WITH WITH MORE
    PRODUCTIVITY. END OF LESSON FOR THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT HAVE THE EYE SIGHT THAT OTHERS MAY ENJOY.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  29. OBAMA MUST GO!!!!!!!!

    He is looking for a house, when he has to leave the White House in January 2013 when Romney will takes over.

    June 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      AND WHEN ROMNEY LOSES, ROMNEY WILL MOVE BACK TO MEXICO. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      June 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  30. Delos

    It seem's to me that most republican president have a averson or are just plaint scared to travlel out side of the US.
    look at the stats Bill Clinton travels all over the world, Jimmy Carter, JFK ect,ect.

    June 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
  31. Mark Glicker

    Chicago was a nice town in the 80's when the poliitcal winds were less radical.

    June 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm |