President Obama officially has little more than a week left in his forties. The Commander-in-Chief celebrates his birthday next Thursday, August 4th. And as he moves closer to the top of the hill, Obama has been telling supporters on the campaign trail he’s not the young whippersnapper he used to be.
According to POLITICO, the President has been overheard using a new line at his fundraisers, one that taps into his hitting the mid century mark. At two events in Chicago, Obama said:
“You know, your candidate is a little grayer now. Some of the excitement of something entirely new is not going to be there, and I’ve got some dents and dings in the fender. But that vision hasn’t changed. What we care about hasn’t changed. Our commitments should not have changed.”
Still if getting older comes with some gray hairs, the President says he has no cause for concern. Speaking to NPR’s Michel Martin, Obama noted that there is one person he knows will still have love for him.
You know, I feel real good about 5-0. The — obviously, I’ve gotten a little grayer since I took this job but otherwise, I feel pretty good. And Michelle, you know, says that, you know, she — she — she still thinks I’m, I’m cute, you know. And I guess that’s — that’s all that matters, isn’t it?
Yes, Mr, President. That’s all that matters.