[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/19/art.bidencupcakes2.jpg caption="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.”