Have you ever wanted to send Barack Obama a happy birthday wish? Or a birthday message?
Here’s your chance.
The Democratic Party has assembled an online option for citizens to join in Obama’s festivities, which, by the way, already have started for a birthday that is on Sunday.
That’s when he’ll turn 52.
As the online birthday card explains, Americans are being invited to “join the First Family (and Bo!) in wishing him a happy birthday.”
“Sign the card,” the Democrats instruct, “and add a note if you’d like – we’ll deliver it to the White House.”
The Democrats do require an email and a ZIP code to participate, presumably to put the well-wisher in their database.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who lost the House gavel when voters put a GOP majority in the U.S. House in response to Obama’s first two years in office, delivered a birthday cake to Obama when he arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats.
McClatchy reported the dark chocolate cake was topped with the presidential seal.
Obama’s group Organizing for Action, the successor to the campaign group Obama for America, also dispatched an email to supporters asking them to sign a card for the president.
“It doesn’t seem like that long ago now, but it’s somehow been 21 years since I met a young lawyer named Barack Obama who was running a voter registration drive on the South Side of Chicago,” former top White House adviser David Axelrod wrote in the email.
“Even then, it was clear he’s a true standout leader, and even better – someone who is in this business for all the right reasons. I’m proud to have had more than a few sleepless nights working for the president – and I know I’m not alone.”