Obama to Pass on Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

Jul 3, 2012 5:44pm

Much to the chagrin of the White House press corps, President Obama and his family are reportedly not heading to Martha’s Vineyard this summer.

With the campaign heating up before the November  election, there appears to be little time for the president to squeeze in his annual vacation on the idyllic island.

For the past three years, the president, the first lady  Obama and their two daughters have rented a house on Martha’s Vineyard, filling their days with bike rides, golf games and stops for ice cream. This year, however, with what is expected to be a close election just five months away, the president will likely be on the campaign trail.

While the White House is not commenting on the president’s future travel schedule, the Boston Globe reports that state police on the island have been told the president will not be coming this summer.

Obama has found time for some R and R this summer. The first family recently spent four days at the presidential retreat at Camp David.

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