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.
They'll never be able to find his common sense or respect for the country, so just give him a new Crackberry to send love notes to Scarlett and be done with it.
Even missing laundry is newsworthy went it is attached to Obama.... AMAZING!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barack Obama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God bless you and your Family. I hope you become the next President of the USA.
I hope they will find your Present.
I bet McWar wishes he were 47.
Happy birthday OB 47 will be good for u, we will make history for u !
CNN is a disgrace, just like their boy, bam-bam. Like someone really cares about this crap.
Have a wonderful birthday and get some REST. Next year this time I'll be singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT!
Obama & whomever you are comfortable with 08 & 12!
A great birthday present would be giving Obama enough personal accountability to accept responsibility for his own actions. But according to Obama there are three types of people in this country: Blacks, others who support Obama, and everyone else is a racist.
Sounds pretty hateful and divisive to me.
PUMA - Vote McCain
Happy birthday Mr. B. , Let's see, that makes you 30 years younger than John Mccain. Like the song goes, Only the young survive.
It's not the only thing he is gonna lose!
No wishes for Obama the cheater..
Why is it that the republicans can't spell or use proper English grammar?
The party of idiots!
Oh no that's a bad omen! Does this mean he's still the one?
Next year you will be in the White House celebrating your birthday....Not this knucklehead John McSame who can't remember a thing from yesterday just like his cousin George Dubya!
Obama supporters are blasting McCain for comparing Obama to Paris Hilton but Obama compared himself to Paris Hilton...
A February 24, 2005, Washington Post article begins:
There's nothing exotic or complicated about how phenoms are made in Washington, and, more to the point, how they are broken.
"Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame," says Barack Obama. "I've already had an hour and a half. I mean, I'm so overexposed, I'm making Paris Hilton look like a recluse."
Happy Birthday Mr. President!!!!!
Happy Birthday, Barack. Here's hoping for many more.
How many of you Obama haters on here are just plain jealous of how good this man looks for 47?
Sit your fat bellies in front of your t.v.'s, whine about how everyone else is causing your problems and get ready for the "kool aide" drinkers to run the show, cause it's a hapnin. Why don't you put some more rebel flags up over the highways and drill in your own brains for oil.
YOU TRY AND MOCK OBAMA ON HIS BIRTHDAY, IT JUST MAKES HIM & US STRONGER.
Barrack the vote 08!!!!!!
Happy birthday Mr Obama
Now let's just see him walk on water...
Happy Birthday to the man who will put an end to the g.o.p give-a-away
to big oil in return for campaign contributions.
McCain turns 72 soon and Exxon is planning big bash.
Oh, boo... I hope they find the present. For my birthday, which is November 8, I'd like to be celebrating an Obama victory. Please, America, grant my birthday wish.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson jumping out of a cake with a pair of scissors would be a good present for Barry Hussein.