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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soundoff (211 Responses)
  1. Kim in Tucson

    This is so adorable!

    November 20, 2008 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  2. lori

    Happy Birthday Mr.Vice President and many more....

    November 20, 2008 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  3. Stacy from Loudoun County VA

    Wow Tom in DE, it is just a birthday celebration. I’d hate to see you at a friend's birthday party at Chucky Cheese's then. You have got to be a real barrel of laughs there.

    November 20, 2008 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  4. YS from Ohio

    You're wonderful guys! You are no hypocrite! Keep it up and the whole world will have love and peace!

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Vice-President elect. Hope you have many, many more to come . . . ys from ohio

    November 20, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. Kimberly

    Mmm...cupcakes! Happy Birthday Vice President elect Joe Biden!!!!! I know this year is going to be tough on you and President elect Barack Obama, but you, your family and elected staff wil constantly be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you both!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless.

    November 20, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  6. jaye

    I love this!
    These two men will lead our country in a great way – and will also show their human side.

    November 20, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  7. Irene

    I bet his wife told hin to bring cupcakes. Biden is a scorpio how interesting.

    November 20, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  8. JANE

    HEY TOM IN DELAWARE GET OVER IT. YOU SHOULD GROW UP AND BECOME A ADULT. YOUR COMMENTS ARE VERY, CHILDISH.

    November 20, 2008 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  9. MD, TX

    Democrats have such a low bar for Obama.

    He gives cup-cakes, and they think this makes him even more perfect.

    A wide wave of stupidity has swept across America.

    November 20, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  10. Abyssinian Lion

    Leading the Country by example!

    November 20, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  11. Carrie Pa

    Happy Birthday, Vice President!

    November 20, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  12. Rick

    Come on, this is a good thing for Obama to do! Not everything has to be a crisis that gets reported. Sometimes, a good ole' human interest story is fun to read. We've had 8 years of bad guys, so this is 'refreshing' news even if it isn't front-page-worthy!

    November 20, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  13. Ed in ABQ

    Hey Mack,
    Concerning "they don't cover the fact Pres Bush often visits veterans in the hospital, homes and also jobs with returning vets." Would you have like to seen media coverage before or after the rat infested garbage dumps the Bush administration put our returning vet in?

    November 20, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  14. Matt, New York

    Obama could sneeze and you people would applaud him.

    November 20, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  15. doing whats right

    Hey since all the Repulbs and negative comments about way is this news and they should be attending to mores serious issues going on in the world instead of taking a moment to enjoy what life has given us 1 more to be a live and tahnk GOd for it... How bout to all those that feel that this is a watse of time.. How bout this year you dont celelabrate your childrens B-day or yours for that matter and when they ask why .. tell them its more important things in this worl going on right now to be worried about there B-day or anybodies... see how that blows over for u.. and get back with us

    to me i enjoyed reading this i was in a lil bad mood this AM but when i read this i had to laugh Biden is a fool in a good crazy way i like seeing old dudes that still know how to be alive and have fun doing it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD YOUNG JOE .. wish you plenty more ... now dont eat those cup cakes like you tore that ice cream cone up on TV that 1 time .. you didnt want to let that ice cream go ...lol

    November 20, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  16. Beth Ann Earle

    I'm gonna love this administration.

    November 20, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  17. Maggie from Virginia

    Food for thought... "Hate is a very heavy burden to carry"
    ____Marian Anderson

    November 20, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  18. Shannon

    Happy Birthday Mr. Vice-President elect!!! We love you

    January 20 cannot come soon enough.....

    November 20, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  19. Frank the Tank

    I'm sorry but this is dumb news...

    November 20, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  20. Maggie in NYS

    Happy birthday Joe! And to the Naysayers who'd rather see only "important" (i.e., bad) news...you're pitiful. Why did you even read the article or bother to respond, then?

    November 20, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  21. Brainy, DC

    I totally agree with MD, TX. How come people just choose to ignore any flaw Obama has and magnify his "perfectness".

    November 20, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  22. Boni T.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    May your first year as VP be a great one. We know you will do your best !

    November 20, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  23. jurone

    happy birthday vp/elect biden this is what america needs a lot of love god bless both the president elect obama and vp/ elect biden one heart one love one nation.

    November 20, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  24. marcus

    Its a good feeling to know that these two men are going to serve for the united states of america.

    November 20, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  25. Stop spewing hatred and give love a try

    All you haters out in the world is the reason this Great Country is in the predicament that it's in right now; because you'd rather promote hate than love. What is wrong with you people? If you don't like the President and Vice President Elect, then move out the Country!!! Otherwise, shut your pothole and try to get along with one another rather than spewing hatred and wishing for something bad to happen!!! The Majority of the Country wants it to succeed, not fail, no matter who's the President and Vice President. You people are a bunch of idiots, just like your gang of terrorist thugs and gangsters (the Republicans). I don't recall hearing any criticism from you people when the Real Gangsters and Thugs (Republicans) were running this Country; now look at the mess they've created; an economic catastrophe all around the world. So, do the Majority of Americans a favor, either shut your freaking mouth, or move to another Country!!!!! Happy B-Day Vice President Elect Biden, and may GOD Bless you to have many more!!!!!

    November 20, 2008 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
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