Obama wants to win Florida for his birthday
ORLANDO, Florida (AFP) - He's got an iconic personal plane, a fortress-on-wheels armoured car and lives in a historic home: so what do you get the President of the United States for his birthday? How about the state of Florida?
President Barack Obama told supporters on Thursday he would settle for a victory in the Sunshine State in November's election, as he gears up to celebrate his 51st birthday this weekend.
"I'm going to be 51 on Saturday, 51," the graying president told supporters as he stumped in Orlando, epicentre of his political battle with Republican Mitt Romney in America's largest swing state.
"Michelle says I look 50. So that's not bad," Mr Obama said, as the crowd broke into a rendition of "Happy Birthday."