Obama wants Florida win for birthday present
August 2nd, 2012
04:52 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama wants Florida win for birthday present

Winter Park, Florida (CNN) - Buoyed by a recent poll indicating a 6-point lead in the crucial swing state of Florida, President Obama addressed an enthusiastic crowd in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park while making a particular birthday request only two days before he turns 51.

“Winning Florida wouldn't be a bad birthday present,” he declared, joking that when he blows out candles on his cake, “my wish will have something to do with electoral votes.”


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. truth hurts

    the rest of the country is wishing you have a good trip back to chicago in january.

    August 2, 2012 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |

    You have my vote and I can't wait for the Gop train wreck in Nov with romney the wimp and BACHMANN the goof on board

    August 2, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  3. Hey, Mittens, got any more of those 100K Bain jobs for doing nothing? 'Call Me, Maybe'?

    Nate shows that you have a 54% of getting your wish, at least as of today.

    August 2, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  4. jeff tartt

    Personally I hope The President has a good birthday.I just hope he doesn't win Florida.Obama has been nothing but bad for this country.I just hope most people out there can see that?

    August 2, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  5. Fisher

    Obama may be ahead but he is not going to win Florida. I have been all over the state and with the economy in the tank mostly due to his incompetence its not going to be there. It will be tight but he will lose.

    August 2, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  6. Jon

    It would be cheaper and better for American if we gave Obama a retirement/vacation home in Florida ... one that he would be forced to use after November.

    August 2, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. Myviewis

    Winter Park? that is the Elite, rich suburb city in Florida, home of Rollins College plus......Wow, Obama sure never goes to regular middle class suburbs. Lots of money in Winter Park.

    August 2, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. Luke,AZ

    Thankyou President Obama for doing an excellent job these last 3.5 yrs, and thankyou to President Obama's staff for doing an outstanding job as well. There are millions of people around America who are going to do everything possible to ensure you get 4 more years.

    August 2, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  9. gt

    i want to win the power ball too....not going to happen to either of us...

    August 2, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  10. Myviewis

    Here's what I see, Rollins college ( yes I went there, home of the snobs), Winter Park (city of the snobs) and Obama goes there to hold his event. I think that voters fail to accept that Obama likes money, this is a guy who also spend his life attending a private school for the elite, rich, lived with his grandmother who was a Vice President of The Bank of Hawaii, had money in school to buy drugs, never worked as a high school kid or in college or even after college, has worn top clothing in all his school pictures and at some point decides to attend Harvard and is able to pay tuition and his mother worked for banks. Bottom line, Obama is an elite who like people to think he is not an elite who very much like money.

    August 2, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Nate shows that you have a 54% of getting your wish, at least as of today."

    Indeed. The most likely scenario according to the number right now...by FAR...is Obama walking away with 330. I guess the GOP/Teatrolls should have focused on trying to find a way to suppress electoral votes too, not just minority votes, eh?

    August 2, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  12. Hussein Obama Public Enemy #1

    The democrat/communists are running scared.

    I love the smell of liberal fear in the summer time.

    August 2, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    A Florida win for Obama would have to be a birthday present. Because he sure didn't earn it.

    August 2, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  14. amf140

    Please tell me when we are going to get some "governing" out of him.

    August 2, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  15. 96 Days until Obama gets RE-ELECTED !

    @Myviewis – Winter Park? that is the Elite, rich suburb city in Florida, home of Rollins College plus......Wow, Obama sure never goes to regular middle class suburbs. Lots of money in Winter Park.
    Why shou;dn't he go there? Willards been doing that the entire campaign. Please give me one example where this is any different. Of course you'd prefer Obama not campaign but this IS a critical election year and it's GREAT to see that most Americans have the intellegence to weed out the GOP shill's nuisance noise. It's so said that we also have Amerikant's that still don't get that the GOP is leaading the lemmings back to slaughter.

    August 2, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  16. Ralph

    What is he promising Florida? So far, he has spent billions of tax payers dollars to buy all minority votes, promising college students a free education, giving illegal aliens amnesty, unemployment for everyone for life. Guess he has promised Florida to pay all their debt forever so they don't have to worry about balancing a budget. If this man is reelected he will sign an Executive Order giving himself the Presidency for life.

    August 2, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  17. stars

    Happy birthday to you president Obama and may god bless you to lead us 4 more years.

    August 2, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  18. lies from obama (and mabye his father)

    The only reason that Obama is ahead in the polls is because he is more likable. My cat could beat him at monoply, but he is more likeable than Mitt because Romney is rich and that's a bad thing evidentialy.

    August 2, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |