Happy birthday, Obama! Here’s 10 reasons why he’s the BEST president ever



by Emmeline Saunders |
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You might be surprised to read this, but here at heat Towers we’re well up with all the latest political happenings. Don’t look so shocked – we interviewed David Cameron, didn’t we? And we did all that stuff about the general election.

But no matter where our political loyalties lie, there’s one thing we all hold true: that Barack Obama is a slamming hotty.

AND it’s his birthday today! He’s turning 54, so let’s have a look at his best moments of awesome POTUS-ness.

1. That time he pretended he was the Lion King to wind up the idiots who think he wasn’t born in the US

2. When he pretended to be Superman

Who is Barack Obama? Contrary to the rumours you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father Jor-El to save the Planet Earth. Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for 'That One.' And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didn't think I'd ever run for president. If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome.

3. He’s SASSY as hell

"These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be,” he told the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

4. When he sang Amazing Grace at the remembrance ceremony of the Charleston shooting victims and gave everyone goosebumps**

5. He joked about turning into Morgan Freeman in four years’ time because he’s going grey so quickly

6. He’s BFFs with Beyonce, Matt Damon, Oprah and a whole HOST of other celebs.

7. He once joked about having a diplomatic meeting with Captain Hook

8. He called David Beckham a “young up-and-comer” when introducing him – and Becks LOLed really hard

9. When he pretended to be a bunch of emojis in that Buzzfeed video


10. He raps! And sings!



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Chuka Umunna, Labour1 of 13

Chuka Umunna, Labour

Constituency: StreathamChuka, 36, 'keeps it real' by taking selfies with the general public and has been tipped as a future Labour leader.

Tristram Hunt, Labour2 of 13

Tristram Hunt, Labour

Constituency: Stoke-On-TrentTrunt (geddit?) did drama at Cambridge Uni with them two funny ones off the telly, Daid Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Christopher Bertenshaw, Green3 of 13

Christopher Bertenshaw, Green

Constituency: Worsley and Eccles SouthChris is passionate about the environment but loves "dirty engines". Crikey.

Ben Manton, Conservative4 of 13

Ben Manton, Conservative

Constituency: Belfast South Irish Ben is a waiter by day, political mastermind by night.

Frederick Van Mierlo, Liberal Democrats5 of 13

Frederick Van Mierlo, Liberal Democrats

Constituency: FlydeFreddie (as his mates call him), is a big fan of pub lunches, plays rugby and is fluent in French. Je m'appelle fancy.

James Bird, Conservative6 of 13

James Bird, Conservative

Constituency: Birmingham Hall GreenJames was the driving force behind a new local skate park, so we'd quite like him to try a 360 in front of us, please.

Joe Beltcher, Green7 of 13

Joe Beltcher, Green

Constituency: ErdingtonHot hippy Joe has worked as a lifeguard, sports coach and a charity worker – so no-one can accuse him of not knowing about the REAL world before standing for election.

Joel Mason, Liberal Democrat8 of 13

Joel Mason, Liberal Democrat

Constituency: ExeterBaby-faced Joel is just 22, so he's currently juggling uni with canvassing. He's packed a lot into his life already though, having lived in France AND South Africa. Nice.

Sam Gyimah, Conservative9 of 13

Sam Gyimah, Conservative

Constituency: East SurreySam is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and the Department of Education, studied at Oxford AND is a keen Arsenal supporter.

Chris Kelly, Conservative10 of 13

Chris Kelly, Conservative

Constituency: Dudley SouthChris became an MP at the last election, having put a bet on with his politician mate Justin Tomlinson that one of them would become Prime Minister before 2038 while they were still at uni. Sadly, Chris is stepping down after a single term – otherwise he could have scooped £500,000 if he'd won that bet.

Anas Sarwar, Labour11 of 13

Anas Sarwar, Labour

Constituency: Glasgow CentralAnas's dad was the first ever Muslim MP in the UK, so politics obvs runs in the family. Anas was elected deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party but resigned last year to be named Shadow Minister of State for International Development.

Tom McNeil, Labour12 of 13

Tom McNeil, Labour

Constituency: MeridenBeardy Tom is an ardent supporter of Amnesty International AND a practising lawyer. A busy bee, then.

Oliver Coppard, Labour13 of 13

Oliver Coppard, Labour

Constituency: Sheffield Hallam Going up against Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is Oliver, who describes himself as an "Arsenal fan, northerner, aspiring social innovator/chef/photographer". Sounds talented.

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