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.”
Obama and Biden are the real deal, folks. I love it. Let the haters keep underestimating our new President. Happy B-Day Joe!
what a great story!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICE PRESIDENT ELECT BIDEN!!!!!
Tom in Delaware –
Are you really from Delaware? I doubt it because most of us that are from DE love Biden! It is really sad that you still have so much hate in your heart. I understand it was a rough and tough election year but its over. Time to open your heart and let the wounds heal so we may become great USA again! I guess your mom never taught you "if you have nothing to say, don't say anything at all".
God bless the USA!
Tom in Delaware,
please get over that your candidate has lost his second bid for the presidency. Im glad we voted President Obama into office, this shows he will be very down to earth with his staff. Stop being so bitter and get on board for change. Happy Birthday Mr. Vice President! President Obama has not even sworn in yet and he is wasting no time to get to work after 2 years of a grooling campaign. This is the strength and character i want in my President! Keep up the good work Mr President!
Happy Birthday Joe!!! This story made my morning brighter and put a smile on my face.
Usually the news is so unsettling....like pirates in Michigan.
Love it and it's refreshing!
America: What kind of change
Obama: Change we can believe in
America: What does that mean
Obama: YES WE CAN
America: Do what
America: Doyou have anything else
Obama: Change we believe in
America: This is madness
Obama: YES WE CAN
Play director: Cue the Clintons, they're onto us
Thanks CNN for posting this story. We need more uplifting stories like this to read from time to time.
Happy Birthday VP elect Biden! May you have many more to come! :-)
God Bless you!
I can really appreciate the friendship and team player of Obama and Biden. Garrett's popcorn rocks. I live in the Chicagoland area and it is definitely a treat!!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Vice President Elect!
.....And many more!
Happy Birthday 2 U,Happy Birthday 2 U,Happy Birthday 2 U, Mr Vice President,Happy Birthday 2 U.
And Many More.
God Bless forever and a day.
Peace and Love
Cute story and all, but does anyone else think that there might have been some spin doctors or PR people in there saying "Hey Obama, it would be good for your image if you presented these to Joe..."
I like VPE – Biden so much, happy b-day Joe Biden and many more.
Hey, Tom in Delaware.
You must be the biggest fool in American.. You are such a joke.
I think you need to move to another Country, because American is
too good for you and its about to get much better.. You don't belong
You misunderstand Bob. Not hate. Just noting how silly this story is.
To the other posters...how much these men LIKE each other? Do you want a reposting of comments Joe made about Obama during the primaries? The very personal comments. Gimme a break.
Jim in Green Bay – You shouldn't worry about voting for a Bears fan, the way Chicago played! 37 – 3?????????? Jeesh!
To Tom in Delaware
instead of making nasty comments why don't you reflect on why you folks lost the election...could it have something to do with all the negativity that flows from your mouths.?
Happy Birthday Mr. Vice President elect.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR.BIDEN. THE TWO OF YOU ARE A GREAT TEAM –
and to Tom in Delaware – what was that again you were saying about emotional maturity. Those who can – will and those can't revert to sarcasim, insults and meaness. please try to give "growing up" a chance
This is a beautiful story and the reason that I am extremely proud to be an American.......Happy Birthday VP Biden and Obama you are the man.....President........I am so over come with hope and joy and cant wait to get to work to help bring change to the greatest nation on earth.
Happy Birthday Biden
LARRY, GET A LIFE!!
Happy Birthday to a terrific VP-Elect! We love you Joe Biden!
And to Tom in Delaware, if Joe was such a dolt as you say, I doubt he would have become (and maintained) his position as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. International leaders certainly respect him. Maybe YOU need to give the guy a chance.
Happy birthday Vice-President Elect-Mr. Biden–
I am from Ontario Canada and have watched the campaigns–
election faithfully–Havent missed anything–You 2 guys are the
Real Deal in my opinion–Down to Earth fellas–I hope and pray
you will do what you propose to do for the USA and I am confident
You and Mr. Obama are men of your Word–
Congratulations–Wendy from Peterborough, Ontario
I would love to be at the Inaugural-Fascinating History being made–
Too bad he didn't give Joe a brain. Obama could use one too. Let's take up a collection to get them both one each.