Pelosi delivers early birthday surprise to Obama
July 31st, 2013
10:59 AM ET
9 months ago

Pelosi delivers early birthday surprise to Obama

(CNN) - His birthday isn't until Sunday, but President Barack Obama will receive an early surprise Wednesday during his meeting with House Democrats.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will present Obama with a dark chocolate cake topped with the presidential seal, and frosted with the words "Happy Birthday, Mr. President."

There was no word whether the lawmakers would serenade the commander-in-chief with a song.

Organizing for Action, the political group that advocates for the president's agenda, was also getting in on the early birthday action. David Axelrod, a former top White House adviser, sent an e-mail to the group's supporters asking them to sign a card for Obama.

"It doesn't seem like that long ago now, but it's somehow been 21 years since I met a young lawyer named Barack Obama who was running a voter registration drive on the South Side of Chicago," Axelrod wrote. "Even then, it was clear he's a true standout leader, and even better - someone who is in this business for all the right reasons. I'm proud to have had more than a few sleepless nights working for the President - and I know I'm not alone."

He included a link recipients could register their email and zip-code with the group, and then leave their birthday message for Obama.

Obama will turn 52 on Sunday.


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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Laverne

    Beautiful and classy cake for a classy president! Happy B-Day to the POTUS!

    July 31, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Happy Birthday Barack! That cake looks good.

    July 31, 2013 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  3. Wake up People!

    Happy Birthday Mr. President!!

    July 31, 2013 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  4. Borderless

    If she sings Happy Birthday Mr. President Marilyn Monroe style, I'll throw up.

    July 31, 2013 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  5. Thomas

    Happy B day Mr. President .

    Thank you

    July 31, 2013 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  6. Mike from CO

    Borderless
    "If she sings Happy Birthday Mr. President Marilyn Monroe style, I'll throw up."

    You and everyone else X_x

    Still a very nice cake though...

    July 31, 2013 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  7. Romney is STILL NOT My Hero

    Was this from the real Pelosi or the cardboard cutout that Sanford keeps in his bedroom? - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. President – I hope that it is a great one.

    July 31, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Nice. It looks like it has leaves on it made of actual gold.

    July 31, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  9. Abbey

    Kennedy got Monroe. Obama gets Pelosi. Nice !

    July 31, 2013 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  10. Joi Gibson

    Happy Birthday Mr. President!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  11. Wake up People!

    (Snarling) I wonder if the tax payers paid for this cake???

    ROFLMAO. I can't believe that's not been said yet.....

    July 31, 2013 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  12. sonkarlay

    Happy birthday mr. president

    July 31, 2013 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  13. Rick McDaniel

    Silly.......but Pelosi is the silliest person in the House.

    July 31, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  14. PJ

    mmmmmmmmmmmm dark chocolate-my favorite health food.
    Happy Birthday Mr. President!

    July 31, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  15. gg

    Yummy!...happy birthday Mr. President.

    July 31, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  16. Bessy

    Yummy looking cake although I am not a real fan of anything chocolate. I would want the blue or yellow section.
    Happy Birthday Mr. President.

    July 31, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  17. Michael Benjamin

    Who paid for the cake?

    July 31, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  18. Barbara

    Happy Birthday President Obama..you are loved..:) !!!

    July 31, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    Michael Benjamin asked:

    Who paid for the cake?
    ---------------
    What difference does it make?

    July 31, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  20. Gurgyl

    Happy birthday, Obama.

    July 31, 2013 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  21. Data Driven

    @Michael Benjamin,

    The same people who pay for fossil fuels and farm subsidies and 2 pointless wars and Congresscritters' salaries with lifelong health benefits: US.

    Actually, Pelosi probably paid for the cake anyway. Refocus your outrage in the proper direction.

    July 31, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  22. larsc

    Happy Birthday Mr. President Please use your EXECUTIVE POWER to bypass the obstructionists.

    July 31, 2013 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  23. anonymous

    who cares if obama gets a cake? many many millions are still unemployed because of him. maybe he should donate the cake to a local food bank?

    July 31, 2013 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  24. Mark in Seattle

    Happy Birthday Mr President.

    July 31, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    anonymous

    who cares if obama gets a cake? many many millions are still unemployed because of him. maybe he should donate the cake to a local food bank?
    ---------------–
    The Obamas already donate to local food banks. It was featured on an episode of The Food Network's "Restaurant Impossible", where the food bank's kitchen was rebuilt and their dining room expanded.

    July 31, 2013 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
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