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Well President Obama kept a low post Christmas -- today in Hawaii.
This evening course find Doug Luzader reports from Honolulu one how the president is -- positioning himself for the 2012 reelection campaign.
The instincts of a politician.
The president barely got through the toward a marine base in Hawaii before making his move.
The politicians -- babies may be one of the oldest tricks in the political playbook but it makes for effective imagery.
Even if at one point the president wound up with a -- The baby has him the president has us following his every move here.
He arrived at an up note after signing into law a two month extension of the payroll tax holiday -- house Republicans -- -- pushing for an immediate full year deal ever they had to back down.
The key for the White House is to keep the momentum going even through a lengthy vacation.
He's stayed in town for the payroll tax fight.
Which was a clear victory.
And he's looking to avoid shots that has -- the golf course or otherwise doing things.
Anything other than full attention to family or to business.
The Obama's exclusive beach -- neighborhood here represents -- vacation lifestyle that is well out of reach of most Americans especially at a troubled economy.
Republicans have been quick to hammer the president bill for his penchant for golf Republican Mitt Romney's campaign even maintains a website that keeps track of each hole.
Undeterred the president played in Hawaii on Saturday and again today but this is all we saw.
Not even a glimpse of the president himself just his motorcade going to and from the course.
Compare that to be Obama's church out -- the very next day -- the media were given a clear shot of the entire first family and their slow walk to the door.
Those pictures may help the president with some independent voters who may be uneasy with Newt Gingrich is -- family history and Mitt Romney's Mormon faith.
It's still a whole -- vacation is not without risk.
Which is all the more reason why the president should be guarding his image very carefully because these images will come back to haunt him once it is narrow down in the GOP is.
Have -- -- nominees selected.
Obama meantime keeps pressing the flesh -- very -- The Obama reelection campaign hopes that next year independent voters aren't so shy around the president.
Now -- years past there are any indication we're likely to see some images of the first family out and about the islands but don't expect to see much of -- -- Of the president actually playing golf.
-- -- -- Doug Luzader live in Honolulu with the president thank -- --
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