Eyeing Hawaiian Vacation, Obama Gets Some Last-Minute Exposure

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From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:

(MINNEAPOLIS) Although the latest Pew Survey suggests that the public may be suffering from Barack Obama fatigue, the presumptive Democratic nominee wants to ensure that the voters don't forget him when he heads to Hawaii tomorrow for a week-long vacation.

Just one day before the trip, the campaign scheduled a brief campaign stop in St. Paul so that they could get last-minute video on local and national TV of the candidate eating pancakes and schmoozing with patrons.

This afternoon, Obama heads back to Chicago where he will spend the majority of the afternoon with campaign aides including chief strategist David Axelrod. While a few staffers will accompany Obama to Hawaii, Axelrod and other senior staffers will stay behind in Chicago to work on strategy for the coming weeks.

Michelle Obama is also making last minute appearances of her own. This morning she appeared ABC's "Good Morning America," where she called the cover to the New Yorker magazine "tacky" and said she did not see McCain's controversial "Celeb" ad. And, the latest issue of Ladies Home Journal, which hits the stands today, will feature a 7-page spread of both Obamas.

When you're running for president, there's no such thing as too much coverage.
  • Maria Gavrilovic

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