Let’s remember the good things that we have,’ ” she said.
The Republican Party marked the occasion with a new website offering 11 different e-cards people can send to Obama, including ones mocking the ethics problems of Democratic Reps.“I always said to myself this would be really hard if I were 20 or 30, I look at these young celebrities, and I just feel for them,” she said.“Because you have to be grown up enough to know yourself in this. Being straight up grown up helps, let’s not forget I didn’t just wake up first lady, I’ve been in the world, worked in every sector.” With her experience and likability, many hoped that the first lady’s next job would be running for office.Michelle and Barack Obama reminded us once again why they are the most endearing White House couple in history during the first lady's interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday.In her final interview as first lady, Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey about her hopes for the country as she prepares to step away from the White House and become a private citizen.Obama's Secret Service detail got him a present, though Gibbs would describe it only as "heartfelt." Neighbors line street As the presidential motorcade pulled closer to his house in Hyde Park, neighbors lined the street to welcome him home with waves and signs, including "Happy 49th Birthday President Barack Obama" and "Happy Birthday Mr.President." Neighbor Judy Harmon told the Chicago Tribune she was looking forward to Obama's visit, saying, "It's nice to have the president home," especially on his birthday.“I feel Barack has been that for the nation in ways that people will come to appreciate.Having a grown-up in the White House who can say to you in times of crisis and turmoil, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay.Alone on his 49th birthday, President Barack Obama fled the empty White House mansion for a more intimate celebration with longtime friends in his Chicago hometown, including Oprah Winfrey.Obama has been living a bachelor's life for the past few days with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha visiting Spain and daughter Malia spending the month away at an undisclosed camp.