Summertime

Obama's Martha's Vineyard Stay

Barack Obama is following in the footsteps of former Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Bill Clinton by vacationing this summer in scenic Martha's Vineyard, playground for the rich and famous. According to The Boston Globe, it was confirmed by the first family's spokesperson that they will head to the Massachusetts island during the last week of August, and the Secret Service has already booked rooms at several hotels. Rumors were persisting for months about where Barack, Michelle, and the family would spend their vacation time. Obama has already had some quality time on the Vineyard: In 2004 he met Spike Lee in Chilmark after a fundraiser for his Senate race, and in 2007 he dined with Deval Patrick on the island before Patrick gave Obama his endorsement. The First Family will be quite popular during their stay—during the presidential primary, Obama won all six island towns—some by a 2-to-1 margin.