CBS News with video (01:48):
A Cottage Industry Centered Around The Hometown Hero Has Emerged In The Aloha State--On his family vacation in Hawaii, just the sight of the President-elect trying to eat his tuna sandwich becomes a spectacle, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.Howie P.S.: Day nine of Obama's "Holiday '08 Aloha Tour" featured a workout, golf and private time: "Another round for Obama," with video (00:30). The AP pool reporter teases with "Obama can't shake the bowling jokes." For comparison purposes, here's video (01:53) from the Western White House in Crawford, TX with an update on the current president's activities from Think Progress, "Gordon Johndroe on Bush's plans to deal with Middle East crisis."
"Since he is a local boy, he understands the islands and gets out and does the things locals do," says John Monahan of the Oahu Vistor's Bureau.
Honolulu already has a thriving tourist industry. The hope is that Obama will help people see the real Hawaii.