November 20th, 2008
05:48 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama brings Biden birthday cupcakes

Barack Obama gives Joe Biden cupcakes the day before the Vice President-elect’s 66th birthday.
Barack Obama gives Joe Biden cupcakes the day before the Vice President-elect’s 66th birthday.

CHICAGO (CNN) – The day before Vice President-elect Joe Biden turns 66, President-elect Barack Obama presented his running mate with 12 candlelit cupcakes after their weekly lunch on Wednesday. He also gave Biden Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears hats as well as a bucket of Garrett's popcorn as presents.

“You’re 12 years old!” Obama told Biden according to a Democratic source.

“Maybe in dog years!” Biden responded, laughing.

Obama and the staff then sang Biden ‘Happy Birthday.’

Rarely did Biden make a stop on the campaign trail and not mention his age. “I want you to know,” he would tell supporters, “there are only four members of the Senate who are senior to me. But the very important thing to know is there are still 39 older than me.”


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  1. Steve

    Obama is showing that he is one of us and not so elite that he cant let his guard down and celebrate a birhtday. Nice Job! For those of you that are bashing him here go to FOx news.

    November 20, 2008 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  2. Bob in New England

    I do have to say;

    Mr. Obama, it doesn't like you are bringing much "CHANGE" when you are pandering to the old Washingtonians and their most powerfull lobbyist groups!

    Who you kidding Mr. O?!

    4 years from now I'll be voting against you. And they don't get much more liberal that I!

    Vote anything but DEM/GOP in 2012

    November 20, 2008 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  3. IRAQ WAR VET IN FLORIDA

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME TOO. GO BARACK GO BIDEN !!!!

    November 20, 2008 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  4. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    It does my soul good to see two decent LIKEABLE men that will have a chance to undo the raw shameful tragedy of the Cheney/Bush years. Clearly, both are two good guys.

    November 20, 2008 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  5. larry wi

    WOW!! Isn't that special!! How inspiring and big of NObama, fricking cup cakes, This is news worth stuff, good work CNN, the BS continues!

    November 20, 2008 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  6. Brigit

    Happy Birthday Joe!
    May you have many more.

    November 20, 2008 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  7. Cindy

    It's nice to see that these two guys can be "human". Just like us, they deserve to be able to enjoy things such as birthdays, family celebrations, etc. I'm sure most of us adjust our professional behavior when we're not on the job and let our hair down, so to speak.

    The negative folks need to get over the fact that Obama-Biden won the election and nothing but an act of God can change that. With the sad state of our economy along with poor international relations, things can only get better. I think its time for everyone to roll up their colllective sleeves and do their part. Otherwise, pack your junk (along with your negative attitude) and move somewhere else.

    November 20, 2008 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  8. Liz in DC

    I don't think Tom believes what he says when stating, "all the rest of the Senators are smarter than [Biden]."

    I think Biden is in the upper quartile. Plus, he IS A NICE PERSON. You can't say that about a lot of senators.

    November 20, 2008 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  9. Gale in Woodbridge, VA

    W O W !! This is what our country needs more of– with all that is going on.... ..the simpliest things are what we remember in life...... I think we all need to keep that in mind– esp. with holidays coming...

    November 20, 2008 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  10. sp in new york

    Right on Tom in Delaware, I think it was thoughtful of Obama to do what he did, but, I gotta agree, it's the Clintons all over again, Obama had the chance to rid of them, and if he wants CHANGE, this is the way to gain respect from the people who didn't vote for him that want to support him,,,,,, move out the Clintons!!!!! I live in New York and whats Hillary done for us????? Wake up!!!!

    November 20, 2008 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  11. GenPatton

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. BO is not so dumb. Biden as lap-dog. Hill as witch in charge of foriegn affairs. Very good. That way hopefully you will see the knife as they are thrusting it toward you.

    November 20, 2008 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  12. REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

    -–LOOKS LIKE A FIRE HAZARD-----

    November 20, 2008 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  13. Niki

    That's just cute. What a good boss :)

    November 20, 2008 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  14. Adam

    I thought Obama would have gotten Biden better hairplugs

    November 20, 2008 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  15. Mi Yow

    That's right folks, the white house has a heart again!

    November 20, 2008 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  16. R jax

    Tom in Delaware
    Give it a rest!!!! Your gonna wear yourself out.

    November 20, 2008 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  17. Tom

    This is great! I don't know where other folks work, but where I work, it's not often the boss gives you a birthday present. A pat on the back, a kind word, a thoughtful gesture is some of the best things co-workers, bosses and employees can do for each other.

    November 20, 2008 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  18. Dave, Houston, TX

    Oh, I thought Barack was going to give Joe a shotgun and a license to shoot Republican lawyers. The guy before him had those! ;)

    Happy Birthday, Joe the Vice-President-Elect!

    November 20, 2008 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  19. Cricket

    Happy birthday to the finest statesman in this country!! May you have many, many more! We love you and your family and wish you much success in the White House!!

    November 20, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  20. Mike

    Garretts popcorn is the best
    Good choice barack

    November 20, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  21. Abyssinian Lion

    nice to see real people in the WH.

    November 20, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  22. Lance Coardill

    How touching. Yeah, ol' Joe is 12 years old, all right.

    November 20, 2008 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  23. Wendy in NC

    Funny is....all of you continue to tell the rest of us to "stop hatin' " on your guy, but all you have to do is go to a story about Palin and you see the hate pouring out of you. All she did was represent her party and she did it well. Get off her case!!

    November 20, 2008 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  24. J

    This is newsworthy because? Republicans hoarding money? (In response to a comment)...please...cupcakes cost less than a McDonald's hourly wage...get a life.

    November 20, 2008 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  25. Kevin PA

    To Jim in Green Bay

    Oh no, I voted for a Bears fan!

    *******************
    lol nobody's perfect

    November 20, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
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