March 11, 2014
The Commonwealth of Virginia is on Barack Obama's birthday wish list.
The expected Democratic presidential nominee turned 47 Monday. He shared his special day at a Boston fundraiser with hundreds of friends and other admirers.
Introducing the candidate, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry said he asked Obama what he wanted for his birthday, and Obama replied, "Indiana, Colorado and Virginia." That referred to three potential swing states Obama hopes to win in the November election.
Obama was serenaded first by singer Harry Connick, Jr. and his ten-year-old daughter, Kate, and then by the entire room in an animated rendition of "Happy Birthday."
The Illinois senator received two gifts. The first was a Hawaiian shirt emblazoned with Red Sox symbols and the other was a near-identical shirt with Chicago White Sox symbols on it.