Photo: President Obama' turns 50
Obama began his birthday celebrations at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom Wednesday night, as supporters serenaded him with “Happy Birthday” before he went on to attend several political fundraisers.
“It is true that I turn 50 tomorrow,” President Obama told Chicagoans, “which means that by the time I wake up, I’ll have an e-mail from A.A.R.P., asking me to call President Obama and tell him to protect Medicare.”
“I could not have a better early birthday present than spending tonight with all of you,” the president said. When asked whether he was “ready for 5-0,” the President, seated between Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, 73, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 63, joked that he was going to ask his cabinet members for advice on “how to handle this milestone.”
In a recent interview with NPR, Obama shared some of his thoughts on turning 50.
“Obviously, I’ve gotten a little grayer since I took this job but otherwise, I feel pretty good,”
“Michelle, you know, says that… she still thinks I’m… cute, you know. And I guess that’s—that’s all that matters, isn’t it?”