President Barack Obama turns 49 Wednesday (Aug 4). Alone.
He will be without his wife Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha, who are vacationing in Marbella, Spain. Malia is away in summer camp. And his beloved grandmother — who raised him — passed away just before he got elected.
What’s a lonely birthday boy to do? According to Politico, Obama will go home to Chicago and visit the Ford car plant, then dine quietly with a few friends and spend the night in his old apartment where he will — if only for a short time — probably contemplate his life and particularly, the challenging and often frustrating last year.
Rag thinks that may have more to do with the impossible job of being
president at this time in our history than with turning one year
A letter from first lady Michelle Obama, posted on the Democratic National Committee website, directs people to the Obama for America site, where they can find a birthday party in their area tonight and sign a “birthday card” for the president. OFA members are being urged to bake birthday cakes, photograph them and send the image to OFA’s website for its blog. Emails are also going out ostensibly from”Michelle Obama, with the subject line: “Will you sign Barack’s birthday card with me?” “Every year, our family tries to come up with a fun way to wish Barack a happy birthday,” the first lady writes. “Together with other Organizing for America supporters — and me, Malia, Sasha, and Bo — we’ll wish him a happy birthday and let him know that we’re ready to take on the year ahead alongside him.” There’s also an official iPad app for Organizing for America calling on supporters to haul out their 2008 campaign T-shirts, hats and buttons, poster — “YES WE CAN! YES WE WILL!” — and carry or wear them today. “Since his family’s going to be out of town, the least we could do is to make sure there’s some parties and make sure a bunch of folks sign a card,” said Brad Woodhouse, communications director for the Democratic National Committee. Woodhouse told the Washington Post that they already have “well over 1 million” signatures. C’mon, add yours. Being the president of the United States is a lonely job. Follow Zap2it and Elizadish on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news Photo credits: OFA