Obama Spends 51st Birthday Playing Golf
President Barack Obama spent his 51st birthday Saturday with a round of golf. The president played with friends and colleagues at the Andrews Air Force Base. Then he took the Marine One to Camp David for a quiet evening off the presidential campaign trail.
The White House didn’t release details of what the president did during evening. They also didn’t share the menu of the birthday meal he was expected to share with his wife Michelle. Their daughters were at summer camp this week and it was not clear whether they were present at the rustic getaway. It was noted that the Obamas spent the least amount of time in Camp David compared to past White House residents. President Obama often plays golf at Andrews Air Force Base or basketball in downtown Washington as a way to unwind on the weekends.
President Obama is scheduled to visit Colorado and Connecticut for campaign events next week. He is also set to host a fundraiser with a birthday theme at his family home in Chicago next weekend. It is a busy week for the president on his re-election year.
Vice President Joe Biden said in a campaign email last month that supporters who contribute $5 or more would be entered into a raffle for a change to attend the event at the Obama home. He added that the winner will have fun at the event.
To celebrate the president’s birthday, the Republican National Committee sent a cake to the Democratic Nation Committee Friday with a photo of a smiling Obama and the phrase “You didn’t bake this.” This refers to a line from an Obama speech last month where he said, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.”
The DNC officials sent the cake back to the RNC headquarters together with a copy of the report by the Tax Policy Center that stated that Romney’s tax plan would give millionaires greater tax cuts at the expense of the middle class families.