Obama ends tough week with romantic dinner
October 6th, 2012
10:56 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama ends tough week with romantic dinner

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama has had better weeks, but at least he got to end it in style - and with his wife by his side.

Obama and his wife Michelle celebrated their 20th anniversary with a romantic dinner Saturday night. According to pool reports, the president and first lady ate at the Bourbon Steak restaurant in Georgetown’s tony Four Seasons hotel.

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There’s no word on what gifts the Obamas may have exchanged, but 20th anniversaries typically involve items made of a politically volatile word: china.

The night-out was a far cry from where the president spent Wednesday, the day of his actual anniversary. Obama was at the University of Denver - along with scores of strangers - facing off with Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the presidential race’s first debate.

That wasn’t a magical night for Obama, according to most pundits, who credited Romney with a clear victory. The president did have some bright spots, though, in the subsequent days such as a better than expected jobs report and strong fundraising numbers.

While the first couple spent Saturday night together, they won’t be in the same place for much longer. Obama leaves Washington on Sunday to fund-raise and campaign through California and Ohio.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. truth hurts

    The Obama's will have plenty of time for romantic dinners after the election when all they have to worry about is packing up. You'd think he'd be taking debating lessons and learning some facts besides all the lies in his bogus commercials. Really looking forward to Ryan crush Biden on Thursday. Ryan knows his stuff. Biden, well, he's been busy crushing the middle class for the last four years. Crazy Joe, the gift that just keeps on giving. Told you lefties Obama should have dumped him for Hillary!

    October 6, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  2. djsumair

    I am suire you both had great time there, my best wishes with you both Michelle and Obama. Cheers

    October 6, 2012 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    Happy Anniversary and I hope you spend the next four in the White House.

    October 7, 2012 01:54 am at 1:54 am |
  4. Woman in New York

    Happy anniversary. Glad you and your lovely wife had some time together.


    October 7, 2012 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  5. ChristineRay for Marchesa

    Congratulations to the first couple! What a tremendous blessing you are to serve your country so faithfully and honourable. You des erve a romantic dinner for just the two of you. May God continue to shine on you!

    October 7, 2012 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  6. Iamnotfooled

    Happy belated Anniversary. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama -- may you have many more to come.

    October 7, 2012 05:11 am at 5:11 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    People know what went on....mitt lied., obama did not come prepared to those lies. Nex time ask 47%, Bain-capital outsource, 47/50 Massachuttes job creation, his quotes, like Let Detroit go bankrupt et, Obbie, you have many–I will teach you, good luck., we are after you...obama12.

    October 7, 2012 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  8. Victoria

    Seems like a tone deaf decision by Obama to choose a very expensive and ritzy restaurant for an anniversary dinner smack dab in the middle of a campaign, where gas prices in California are over $5 a gallon, people are hurting.

    They should have shown their solidarity with people who are struggling by going to a Five Guys... Or maybe they should have eschewed the whole dinner and gone to help feed the homeless at a shelter.

    My bet is that Romney would have postponed his anniversary dinner until AFTER the election.

    October 7, 2012 07:01 am at 7:01 am |