Obama turned 53 – or did he?
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On Tuesday of this week, Barack Obama turned 53. Or so we were told.
On the occasion of this presumed birthday, it might be useful to revisit a claim by Obama himself as to when he was born, one that would put his current age at 48 – or younger.
In the way of background, the story Barack Obama tells in his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” is a story that he had been telling with some variation all his life and always to good effect.
When Obama hooked up with campaign guru David Axelrod in his 2004 race for the U.S. Senate, his story crystallized into a marketing strategy. This was Axelrod’s strong suit.
Guided by Axelrod, Obama held off in his breakthrough keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic convention for all of 46 words – including “Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you so much” – before sharing his story with the world.