What does President Obama want for his birthday this year? As he told a crowd in Florida on Thursday, probably electoral votes — lots of them.
“Winning Florida wouldn’t be a bad birthday present,” he said.
Today, Obama turns 51. He'll be keeping a low profile, spending his time at Camp David. Next week, however, he'll be in Chicago hosting a birthday party-turned-fundraiser for his reelection campaign.
In the past, presidential birthdays have fluctuated in scale, from John F. Kennedy's historic party-fundraiser where Marilyn Monroe cooed "Happy Birthday, Mr. President," to simple celebrations in the White House.
Below, we've compiled a visual guide to celebrating in presidential style …