President Obama, approaching his 51st birthday this weekend, told a Florida crowd on Thursday that winning the state in November “wouldn’t be a bad birthday present.”
Speaking at a campaign rally near Orlando, where he was serenaded by the crowd two days before his birthday, Obama said he covets the state’s 29 electoral votes in the November election.
“If I’d known you guys were going to sing, we would have had a cake,” Obama said. “And then I would have blown out the candles. I would have made a wish — that probably would have had to do with electoral votes. Winning Florida wouldn’t be a bad birthday present.”