President Barack Obama Has A Simple Wish For His Upcoming 51st Birthday


WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Admiral Barack Obama has a simple ambition for his accessible 51st birthday: Florida's 29 balloter votes.

Obama was serenaded to the tune of "Happy Birthday" on Thursday during the alpha of a attack assemblage in battlefield Florida, an aboriginal nod to his altogether on Saturday. The Democratic president, bound in a bound re-election attack adjoin Republican Mitt Romney, was not too abashed about suggesting abeyant gifts.

"If I had accepted you guys were activity to sing we would accept had a cake. And again I would accept absolute out the candles, I would accept fabricated a wish, that apparently would accept to do with balloter votes," Obama said. "Winning Florida wouldn't be a bad altogether present."

Obama is accepted to accumulate a low contour on his birthday, spending the weekend at Camp David, the clandestine presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains.

But presidential backroom will get into the act. Obama is captivation a birthday-themed fundraiser at his ancestors home on Chicago's South Side on Aug. 12. His attack acclimated the altogether accident to boom up small-dollar donations afore the end of the July fundraising deadline, alms two advantageous winners the adventitious of accessory the fundraiser.

Obama said in burghal Orlando that he's demography his age in stride — and accepting common reminders about it from aboriginal adult Michelle Obama.

"I'm activity to be 51 on Saturday — 51. Michelle says I attending 50," Obama said. "So that's not bad."

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