BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) -–Barack Obama turned 47 on Monday but it’s just another four-state day on the campaign trail for the Illinois senator with a morning speech in Michigan followed by an afternoon fundraiser in Boston.
But he won’t be getting a present today.
On Sunday night, Obama’s trip director Marvin Nicholson was getting out of a yellow taxi at his hotel in Chicago with his laundry and Obama’s present in the trunk. As he was greeted by hotel staff, the cab driver drove away with both the clean clothes and the present still in the trunk. The gift, which the campaign won’t reveal, was from senior adviser Robert Gibbs, bodyman Reggie Love and Nicholson.
Nicholson has been calling Chicago taxi companies trying to track the present down. If it’s any consolation to Obama, Harry Connick Jr. will sing him ‘Happy Birthday’ at the fundraiser, the Boston Globe reports.
Obama celebrated the day with his wife and daughters at a barbecue with friends in the Chicago suburbs on Sunday, his first full day off the trail in weeks. And the crowds at Obama’s rallies have been singing him ‘Happy Birthday’ for the past several days.
The Illinois senator often jokes about his rapidly graying hair, telling Florida voters on Friday, “I’ve been getting gray since this campaign has started. When I started this campaign, everybody called me a young man. They’re not calling me that anymore.”
In the battleground state of Michigan on Monday, Obama told the crowd that he couldn’t think of a better place to spend his birthday than Lansing.
Your present is the support and vote you will get in november that will result in a win. McCain will be history. He is history right now as far as I'm concern.
All of America will celebrate with you, come NOV. 4 & 5, 2008!
Please stop a man called Romney from destroying Social Security.
Yipes we share the same birthday. My present to him is to vote for McCain.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BO
Kudos to Ann Dunham for having a great American kid.
Thank you Nicki,
Thank you for this, Mr. Palermo. There is no mystery over "who Obama is." His life is an open book – two open books in fact – and he is quite possibly the most carefully examined candidate in the history of US electoral history. If David Brooks doesn't know him by now, the fault lies with Mr. Brooks, and not with Senator Obama.
David Brooks is the smiling face of modern conservatism. He likes to present himself to his readers and viewers as a fair and open-minded sort of fellow, a bright young man with an attractive line in historically-grounded optimism. But really, who is David Brooks?
REPUBLICAN BASTARDS. THEY'LL DO ANYTHING.
Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
Watching you win the election in November will be an even greater present for the American people than it will for you.
Happy B-day Barack. We love you and our present to you its OUR VOTE for you in November..
That's okay Senator, we'll have a better gift for you in November.
I certainly DO NOT wish this man a happy birthday.
Really, who is David Brooks?
David Brooks is a party hack who wraps up Republican talking points in all the intellectual respectability that a regular op-ed gig at the NYT can give him. "Who really is Barack Obama?" is a question that has been heard on the lips of every good and faithful servant of the Republican Party for several weeks. Brooks should be ashamed of trotting out this tired little show-pony when it should have been melted down for glue long ago.
Let's hope that they keep loosing things...
47, 74 what's the difference he's going to lose anyway. Why doesn't he give the Democratic party a real present, withdraw from the race and give the party a chance to win with Hillary.
Note to Senator Nobama's campaign: You are going to loose more than just his DOB present. Note To Senator Nobama: Learn to respect your opposition and especially the will and political smarts of the American voters.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OBAMA
Wonder if it was a box full of stolen Hillary caucus votes?
I've got a crush on you...sweetie pie
I am back on the Barack band wagon! Barack in '08!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OBAMA WITH YOUR FINE SELF. TAKE TIME OFF AND CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY, ONCE YOU BECOME PRESIDENT YOU WONT REMEMBER YOUR BIRTHDAY, BECAUSE YOU WILL BE WORKING HARD FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
YOU AR SO FINE, MCCAIN IS JEALOUS, THIS IS WHY HE IS HATING ON OBAMA.
the real story is...how many LOBBYIST are running McCain's campaign. i noticed CNN you wont post my comments about that long list of LOBBYIST running Mccains camp...why? because you have some of them like Nancy Pfotenhauer? man it is funny the double standards the MSM play. scrutiny for Obama, get out of jail free card for McCain...i noticed too how you are calling Obamas new ad an attack ad...if Obama were to talk about the USS Forrestal 7/29/67 may be you would be right
Happy birithday MR. President
If the present is returned, it will have to be checked by the Secret Service before they give it to Barack. It's sad but true.