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“Happy Birthday, Mr. President”

In Iowa yesterday, a crowd at one of Senator Obama’s stops sang “Happy Birthday” to him with “president” replacing “Barack.”

But before listening to his usual stump speech, the crowd, perhaps spontaneously, perhaps not, had something that seemed just right to do for their guy, according to the From the Road blog of CBS News’ Allison O’Keefe. The nominee-to-be’s fans sang “Happy Birthday” to him. On Monday Obama will turn 47.
But the happy crowd did not sing the song, “Happy Birthday, Senator Obama.”
It was a small but revealing thing. The very confident crowd sang the song, “Happy Birthday, Mr. President.”
And Barack Obama looked very pleased to hear it.


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