July 4th, 2012
08:57 AM ET

The politics of presidential vacations in an election year


CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian reports the Obamas will not be vacationing again in Martha's Vineyard this year. He examines the "optics" of presidential vacations especially in an election year.

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  1. Atikv Dismukesp

    It’s laborious to search out knowledgeable individuals on this matter, however you sound like you realize what you’re talking about! Thanks

    July 4, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  2. jean2009

    Boy... the Vanity Fair article about Romney's money in Swiss bank accounts, Caymen Islands and Bermuda gets weirder and weirder....

    July 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
    • DEcember 2012



      July 5, 2012 at 3:33 am |
    • jerry

      yes like many of us he has to work to keep the govt out of his pocket...and blood suckers like you too!

      July 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
    • Loretta

      I feel badly that you buy into that garbage. Check out Debbie Wasserman Schlutz investments and see where her money is invested. Evidently you've never invested anything. How about Pelosi and Reid.. One has a broker and they diversify your portfolio and you don't know what they are going invest in so it doesn't make for anything illegal. If more people would get off government assistance they'd have some life experiences.besides waiting in line for a handout.

      July 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
  3. AverageJoe

    I spent $1500 to take my entire family to the beach for 4 days.., seems like today's so-called journalists are the ones out of touch.

    July 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  4. jerry

    no Martha's Vineyard this year forO'morn and mz bigbutt...it just won't look good before the election with all those little people out of work and all...what a phony.

    July 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm |