some Americans say it is not appropriate for the president to leave the White House when financial markets are plummeting and unemployment remains high. ... Criticism of the trip is not limited to Mr. Obama’s political opponents. Some Democrats are expressing concern about the appearance of the president taking a vacation in an affluent resort area while millions of Americans are out of work.GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney made it an issue, saying that the president should release his supposed economic plan before going on vacation. I have a different opinion. I'd like to see the president take a vacation for the rest of his term. He can relax with the family, play a bunch of golf, maybe even do some campaigning. The last thing I want to see Obama doing is working, and coming up with "solutions" to the country's problems.
I know Mitt Romney is just trying to score some cheap political points, but why in the world would he be interested in hearing an economic plan from an administration that is part of the problem with the economy? Unless the plan involves the resignation of the president or a bunch of his top advisers and appointees, we can do without hearing it indefinitely. Any Republican should be cheering when the president goes on vacation, because when he's off relaxing, he isn't actively doing any more damage. Have a great time on vacation Mr. President, and don't hurry back.