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Mrs. Obama went on to mention, for the information of those who have not had their ears numbed by the thousands of prime-time nightly campaign speeches Obama has made, “This next year will challenge us all to work harder than ever before. But the crucial thing is that you’re here now, early on, helping to build this campaign.” The First Lady added that she and her daughters wanted supporters to send birthday wishes to the president by signing an electronic card.
“Your names and notes will become part of a book that will tell the story of this campaign—who’s building it, why we’re in this thing and what it means to us. We’ll deliver a copy to Barack and send one to our campaign offices across the country.” Old-fashion folks who expect birthday cakes to be a central attraction should know that’s passé. The First Family will celebrate the president’s birthday at two private events with friends and staff and the White House. The really important celebrations were two birthday-themed campaign fundraisers in Chicago and his speeches via video conference to more than 1,160 grassroots house parties in his honor all around this great celebratory former land of the free.
Mrs. Obama, as an obesity warrior, probably lacks the scientific knowledge about why hair really turns gray. Does eating turkey make you sleepy? That is what’s known as an old wive’s tale. So is the notion that stress turns your hair gray. Robert Shmerling of Harvard Health publications writes: If you look at photos of President Obama taken before he ran for President and then more recently, you’ll notice a distinct difference. Where there used to be only dark brown hair, there are now areas of gray dotting the landscape. It seems that the stress of running a country would turn any person’s hair gray. But is stress really to blame? And why does hair turn gray even for those of us who don’t have jobs quite as stressful as President Obama’s.
“Stress doesn’t actually turn hair gray…so hair cannot suddenly turn gray if you are under a great deal of stress….Your hair follicles produce less color as they age. So, when hair goes through its natural cycle of dying and being regenerated, it’s more likely to grow in as gray,” says Schmerling.
As much as Michelle Obama or any other Obama supporters would like to portray the president as gray from concern over Americans, Obama has shown that his only grave concern is how to hang on as president, which, according to opinion polls he’s doing by a hair.
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