SNEAK PEEK: Obama: Beach Bound?


Barack Obama was able to take the focus off of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Friday by picking up the endorsement of (a bearded) Bill Richardson.

Obama's allies are hoping the focus will stay off of Wright this Easter Sunday when the Democratic frontrunner skips services at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and heads on vacation.

Per ABC News' Sunlen Miller, sources familiar with Obama's plans say the Illinois Democrat is expected to go on a tropical vacation with the most likely bet appearing to be St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Obama, whose campaign will not confirm his plans, is expected to leave Chicago on Sunday morning and will return either on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

His next campaign stop will be Wednesday in Greensboro, N.C.

If he goes to the Virgin Islands, Obama can thank the islanders for providing him with an 84-point margin of victory over Hillary Clinton in the territory's Feb. 9th caucuses.

Only 1,921 Virgin Islanders attended the Democratic caucuses. But thanks to his lopsided win, Obama netted three delegates.

While three delegates may not seem significant in a Democratic race where 2,024 delegates are needed to clinch the nomination, it's worth taking a moment to channel your inner David Plouffe.

According to ABC's pledged-delegate estimate, Obama netted more delegates in the Virgin Islands than Clinton did from her "wins" in New Hampshire, Michigan, Nevada, Florida, New Mexico, and American Samoa C-O-M-B-I-N-E-D.

TiVo alert:

Tune into ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday morning. George's guests will be Chuck Schumer, Jon Kyl, and Chuck Hagel.

The kicker:

"I apologize for shouting. I didn't realize I was doing it."

--Clinton spokesman Phil Singer on a Friday conference call with reporters. (Singer's comments are now taped up on the Clinton press plane).

Note to our readers:

The Note, The Note's Sneak Peek, and The Note's Must Reads will publish again on Monday, March 31.


ABC News' Sunlen Miller and Jung Hwa Song Report: Richardson Backs Obama, Rebuffs Clinton LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Kirit Radia Report: Passport Security Breach on McCain, Clinton & Obama LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: State Department: "No, No, No, No, No, No." (Yes) LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller Report: Obama Campaign Claims Clinton Has 'Character Gap' LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: From the Fact Check Desk: The Clinton Campaign Misrepresents Clinton NAFTA Meeting LINK

ABC News' Joel Siegel Reports: Civil War: Split Decision Divides Democrats LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: The Meaning of the Bill Richardson Endorsement & the Clinton-Rev. Wright Photo LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Richardson: Some Clinton Advisers Imply 'My Own Value' Is as a Hispanic LINK

ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman Reports: Who Has the Power to End the Clinton-Obama Race? LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Keystone Democrats Set to Defect LINK

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson Reports: Edwards Still Not Endorsing LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Another Clinton Surrogate & a Clinton Campaign Staffer Push Rev. Wright Story LINK

ABC News' Nick Schifrin Reports: Pelosi Meets with Dalai Llama, Offers Support LINK

  • 1
  • |
  • 2
Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...