President Obama is taking some R&R this week at Camp David. I guess the lavish vacations don’t look so good during an election year, especially in the midst of such a crummy economy.
President Obama appears to be mostly taking the week off, making a rare sojourn at Camp David through Tuesday before celebrating the Fourth of July and then heading out on the campaign trail.
Obama presumably also has his usual August vacation lined up as well, though it’s not been announced where he will be headed. It is known, though, that with an election coming up, Obama will not be restoring himself at his customary location, the super-rich enclave of Martha’s Vineyard.
The president has grumbled that Mitt Romney can campaign full time while he continues to have to perform his day job, but it’s questionable how many hours he’s putting in at the office. Obama found time for 33 fundraisers in June and campaigned widely, sometimes returning to the White House after Midnight and then sleeping in the next day. (Read More)
That’s not even counting all of his golf outings, or his “official” events that are really just stump speeches. That’s some day job he’s got. But I actually like it when Obama takes time off, especially when it doesn’t cost us taxpayers millions. I wish he would take the rest of the year off before we send him back home to Chicago. Who knows, maybe the economy would start to pick up a bit.