It may take a few months for Barack Obama's birthday wish to come true.
The expected Democratic presidential nominee turned 47 Monday. He shared his special day at a Boston fundraiser with hundreds of friends and other admirers.
Introducing the candidate, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry said he asked Obama what he wanted for his birthday, and that Obama replied, "Indiana, Colorado and Virginia." That referred to three potential swing states Obama hopes to win in the November election.
Obama was serenaded first by singer Harry Connick Junior and his 10-year-old daughter, Kate, and then by the entire room in an animated rendition of "Happy Birthday."
The Illinois senator received two gifts. The first was a Hawaiian shirt emblazoned with Red Sox symbols; the other was a near-identical shirt with Chicago White Sox symbols on it.
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