Unexpected photos from The Honolulu Advertiser.
Barack Obama, in jeans and flip-flops, takes a brief stroll through the alleys of his old neighborhood. He looks, for a brief moment, like an unknown local. (Notes the story, “Obama appeared solemn when he spotted his traveling press running toward him.”)
Not to read too much into it, but it’s easy to wonder what he’s thinking or what it might mean to him. He’s back home, his grandmother is gravely ill, and he’s 260 hours from maybe being elected president of the United States.
Presidents don’t get much chance to stroll around the old neighborhood in flip-flops.
[November 3rd update: Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died.]